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Moray Moves to Level One

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Wednesday 2nd June 2021

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday confirmed that Moray along with the majority of Scotland had remained on track and would be moving to Level 1. The move will be from 00:01 on Saturday 5 June 2021.

The First Minister has stated that this is a “cautious easing of restrictions” but is very “optimistic about our chances of much more normality over the summer and beyond.”

Click here to see Nicola Sturgeon’s full statement.

It’s still extremely important now to maintain social distancing, wear masks, get tested and use a Check-in App


What you can do at Level 1

  • you can meet socially in groups:
    • of up to 6 people from 3 households in your home or theirs – and can stay overnight
    • of up to 8 people from 3 households in an indoor public place like a café, pub or restaurant
    • of up to 12 people from 12 households outdoors in your garden or a public place
  • under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting outside but do count towards the number of households indoors
  • you do not need to physically distance from family and friends in a private home
  • you can travel anywhere in Scotland in Levels 0, 1 or 2 but must not enter a Level 3 or 4 area unless for a permitted reason
  • you can travel anywhere in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands – before you travel you must check the travel rules in those countries
  • you can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild
  • up to 100 people can attend weddings and funerals
  • tradespeople can carry out any work and repairs in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing
  • you should work from home where possible

What can open at Level 1

Places and business that can open at Level 1 include:

  • cafés, pubs and restaurants
  • all shops and stores
  • all close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
  • gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools
  • tourist accommodation
  • all visitor attractions
  • all public buildings like libraries and community centres
  • all entertainment (apart from nightclubs and adult entertainment)
  • stadiums and events – with maximum numbers

What must close at Level 1

Places and business that must close at Level 1 include:

  • nightclubs and adult entertainment

Click here for the full list of of rules and restrictions on what you are able to do in Level 1 from the Scottish Government Website.


Getting Tested

We encourage regular testing so that we continue to continue moving along with the Scottish Government Timetable.

For guidance on coronavirus testing and what type of test you are eligible for please read this guide on the Scottish Government website.

COVID-19 home test kit