CONFIRMED: Fife to face level two coronavirus restrictions

Fife will face level two restrictions from Monday, the first minister has confirmed.

She made the announcement to the Scottish Parliament today.

It means the region will face similar restrictions to the ones already in place - although there will be slightly more flexibility for the hospitality industry.

The restrictions will be reviewed on a weekly basis, and can be applied at a local or national level.

It means the following for people living in the Kingdom:

Socialising (different rules apply for children, further guidance will be issued shortly)

  • no in-home socialising
  • 6/2 outdoors and in public places, e.g. hospitality settings i.e. max 6 people from 2 households

Hospitality (alcohol on sale outdoors)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Hospitality (alcohol on sale indoors)

  • permitted with main meal – time restrictions may apply

Hospitality (food for consumption on premises)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply


  • takeaways permitted for alcohol and food as per existing arrangements

Accommodation (hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, caravan and camp sites)

  • open – socialising and hospitality rules apply


  • no non-essential travel to/from level 3 or higher areas in Scotland and equivalents in rest of UK
  • exemptions for essential travel for work, education, shopping health etc; outdoor exercise; weddings and funerals; and transit through restricted areas
  • international quarantine regulations apply
  • otherwise unrestricted


  • active travel (walk, run, cycle, wheel) where possible
  • avoid car sharing with people outside extended household wherever possible
  • face coverings compulsory on public transport.


  • open

Close contact services (e.g. hairdressers, barbers, tailors and beauticians)

  • open
  • mobile close contact services not permitted

Public buildings – e.g. libraries

  • open (with protective measures)

Stadia and events

  • events not permitted/closed
  • drive in events permitted
  • stadia closed to spectators


  • open – restricted numbers (50)

Life events (weddings, and civil partnerships, funerals) ceremonies and receptions/wakes

  • weddings/civil partnerships – 20 person limit
  • funerals – 20 person limit
  • wakes and receptions permitted, subject to 20 person limit

Early learning and childcare (ELC) (formal childcare)

  • open – with enhanced protective measures in place

Informal childcare

  • permitted in line with household/numbers restrictions, children only may enter other households


  • open – with enhanced protective measures in place


  • blended


  • blended

Driving lessons

  • permitted

Sports and exercise

  • all permitted except 18+ indoor contact sports (professional permitted)

Leisure and entertainment

  • cinemas, amusement arcades, bingo halls open.
  • following closed: soft play, funfairs, indoor bowling, theatres, snooker/pool halls, music venues, casinos, nightclubs and adult entertainment

Visitor attractions

  • open

Public services (health following NHS remobilisation plan)

  • open but reduced face-to-face services.

Unregulated children's activities (incl. youth clubs, children's groups)

  • differentiated restrictions apply

Support services (mental health, counselling, day services, respite care)

  • permitted

Offices and call centres

  • essential only/working from home 

Other workplaces

  • open – working from home default where possible

Level 2 shielding

  • Contact with others: reduce the number of people or households you have face to face contact with
  • Avoid: one metre zones
  • Shopping: strictly follow the guidelines when shopping
  • If you cannot work from home: following a workplace risk assessment, your employer should make the necessary adjustments to your workplace to protect you. You can discuss getting a fit note with your GP or clinician if you still feel unsafe
  • School/ formal childcare: follow the level advice to the general population

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