Scotland

From 6pm this evening (20.11.2020), Tier 4 local protection restrictions will apply to the following 11 local council areas until 11 December:

  • the City of Glasgow
  • Renfrewshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • East Ayrshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • Stirling
  • West Lothian

Non-essential retail will be required to close, although click and collect, on-line services and outdoor retail, such as garden centres, outdoor markets and car lots, can also remain open.

Other essential businesses permitted to remain open include car repair and MOT services and petrol stations.

Members can continue to direct legal queries about the restrictions to the MILS legal headline.

Further guidance

Scottish Government guidance: Local protection level 4

Scottish Government guidance: Travel and transport

Northern Ireland Executive announces lockdown from 27 November

The Northern Ireland Government has announced that a two-week lockdown will be introduced from Friday 27 November, in response to increased numbers of Coronavirus cases.

Most businesses will be required to close, including non-essential retail, although a number of exceptions are listed including vehicle hire businesses, petrol stations and motor vehicle repair and MOT services.

We will continue to work with our legal partners at MILS to determine the full implications of these restrictions for members.

See also:

NI Direct Guidance: restrictions from 27 November 2020