Dumfries & Galloway Level 2 Covid Restrictions Go Live

The New 5 level Covid restrictions system for Scotland comes into force on today (November 2nd) as Dumfries and Galloway moves into Level 2.

The 5 level system has been rolled out across Scotland’s 32 local council authorities as across the border in England the prepare for a full lockdown to start later this week.

Level 2 restrictions include –

You should not meet anyone who is not in your household indoors in your home or in their home.  This applies to all age groups 12 and over. You can meet another household indoors in a public place such as a café or restaurant.  The maximum number of people who can meet indoors in a public (not a home) place are 6 which can be from up to 2 separate households.

If you are meeting people from another household in their garden and the gathering exceeds 6 people, you should only go into their house to:

  • access the garden – do so quickly and without touching anything
  • use the toilet – avoid touching surfaces with your hands as much as possible, wipe any surfaces that you do touch with antibacterial wipes, wash your hands thoroughly, dry your hands with a freshly laundered towel or a paper towel, which you should dispose of in a closed bin.

Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars can open indoor for the consumption of food and non alcoholic drinks.  Alcoholic drinks can only be served with the purchase of a main meal.  Last entry is 19:00 and all venues must be closed and all customers off the premises by 20:00.  The hospitality sector should follow: sector guidance for tourism and hospitality

Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars can open outdoors for the consumption of food and alcoholic drinks.  Last entry is 21:30 and all venues must be closed and all customers off the premises by 22:30.

Children under the age of 12 from these households do not count towards the total number of people counted in a gathering.

To suppress the spread of Covid-19 it is essential that, with limited exceptions, there is no travel to or from areas where higher numbers of people may be carrying the virus.

All indoor and outdoor visitor attractions such as museums, galleries, educational and heritage attractions, zoos and aquariums can open providing there are physical distancing and hygiene measures in place.  When visiting you should comply with the physical distancing and hygiene measures in place. Check in advance for visiting arrangements such as pre-bookable time slots. Face coverings indoors are compulsory for all visitors and staff.

Visitor attractions with shops and hospitality facilities are also able to open.

Public and customer toilets can be opened as long as it is safe to do so. Where toilets are part of a larger premises e.g. a shop, face coverings must be worn.

Public services are open, but may operate with reduced face-to-face services.

Support services, such as mental health support groups, day centres, counselling and respite care, can operate, in line with guidance.


Full advise for the restriction that are included in Level 2 across our region can be found on the Government website HERE

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