Scottish Government – Easing of restrictions from 17th May

The Scottish First Minister confirmed today (11 May) that most of Scotland will move into Level 2 from Monday 17 May.

There are two exceptions:

  • Moray is likely to remain in Level 3 due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the area
  • Some of the Scottish island communities, which have had consistent low levels of infection, will move directly to Level 1. Those islands are listed here.

In line with the protection levels table, this means that for the islands in Level 1, up to 100 people will be able to attend funeral services, post-funeral gatherings and funeral-related commemorative events, with physical distancing. For the rest of Scotland, the maximum attendance remains at 50 people.

More information can be found on the Scottish Government Funeral Industry News Blog.