The key points of the update are summarised below, but for full details please read the relevant Scot Gov website page for yourself!
- Out with the festive period (23-27 December inclusive), it is illegal to travel for non-essential purposes from the rest of the UK to Scotland.
- Travel between Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland is permitted to allow families and friends to gather to form a Christmas bubble between 23 to 27 December (22 to 28 December for entering and leaving Northern Ireland).
- The location of a Christmas bubble in Scotland must be in the local authority area which a member of the bubble has their main residence.
- A bubble can meet in self-catered accommodation for a Christmas gathering, but only in the local authority area in which you or a member of your bubble lives.
- Operators should check that at least one household participating is from within the postcode area.
- Guests can only travel in line with festive guidance for bubbles but not for leisure. If they are not gathering with another household, the holiday relaxations do not apply to them.
- People should comply with the rules applicable to their local authority area in Scotland. Please note the levels and the contents of the levels is reviewed on a regular basis.
- Hogmanay does not fall within the agreed Four Nation festive period.
- In level 0, 1 or 2 you can move between levels in either 0, 1 or 2 but are advised to minimise rather than avoid these journeys to minimise any potential virus spread.
This is written in Law!
Out with the festive period, we are currently allowed to take bookings from guests who reside in either the Scottish Protection Levels 1 or 2, as long as they comply with the single household rules. We are also allowed to take bookings for some essential workers. Please do get in touch if you are unsure!