Staying at home6th April 2020
The government has said you must stay at home. You could get a fine if you go out without a good reason.
Good reasons for going out include:
- shopping for basics – for example, food and medicine. This must be as infrequent as possible
- one type of exercise a day – for example a run, walk or bike ride. This can be alone or with members of your household
- any medical need
- caring for a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work – but only if your work can ‘absolutely not be done from home’
The restrictions apply every day, including public holidays, until the government changes the rules. They’ll review this in mid-April 2020.
The police have new powers to enforce these rules. If you’re outside without a good reason, the police can make you go home. If you refuse to go home, the police can fine you.
Find out what action the Scottish government is taking on COVID-19. This guidance from the government is updated every day.
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