The Scottish Government has set out its local COVID alert level system, which will be introduced from Monday 2 November. The levels range from zero to four.

Under level four, which is the highest alert level, non-essential retail will be required to close, although the guidance states that click and collect and outdoor retail would be permitted.

Non-essential retail is permitted to remain open in all other alert levels. Offices and call centres are advised to work from home, as well as other workplaces where home working is possible.

A full list of local authorities and their current alert levels can be found here.

The full guidance for all levels, as well as information on how the levels are set, can be found here.