On 1st June the Scottish First Minister announced forthcoming changes to the protection levels for some areas of Scotland. You can read the First Minister’s statement in full here.
From 00:01 on Saturday 5 June the following changes will take place:
Glasgow will move to Level 2.
A group of 13 mainland authorities will remain in Level 2, these are:
- East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire
- East, North, and South Ayrshire
- North and South Lanarkshire
- Edinburgh and Midlothian
- Stirling and Clackmannanshire
A group of 15 mainland authorities should move to Level 1, these are:
- Highland; Argyll and Bute
- Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, and Moray
- Angus; Perth and Kinross
- Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire
- West Lothian and East Lothian
- The Scottish Borders
- Dumfries & Galloway
The islands currently in Level 1 will move to Level 0.
In line with the protection levels table, this means that:
- For the islands in Level 0, up to 200 people, with physical distancing, will be able to attend funeral services, post-funeral gatherings and funeral-related commemorative events.
- For areas in Level 1, up to 100 people will be able to attend these events, and
- for those areas in Level 2 the maximum attendance remains at 50 people.