Preventing people from travelling in level four lockdown areas comes into force in Scotland on Boxing day.
The North Coast 500 in Scotland will be in level 4 of Scotland’s coronvirus alert system frommidight on Boxing day 2020.
It is against the law to travel unless there is a “reasonable excuse” – so how is that defined?
This is a list of Scottish Government exemptions to the travel ban.
- Travelling for work, to find work or to provide voluntary services which can’t be done from home;
- Going to or home from (at the end of term) school, college or university;
- For organised sport and leisure activities (permitted in level three only); Professional sport carries on as normal;
- Essential shopping, including for a vulnerable person. In level three, you can leave your council area if the shop is very close to your home;
- Travelling for health and social care and for childcare and shared parenting. Visiting someone in hospital or a care home is also allowed;
- To access any service provided by the Department for Work and Pensions, or asylum/immigration-related services;
- You can travel to use waste or recycling facilities if they’re not available locally;
- Meeting legal obligations such as a bail condition or to appear in court in any capacity, including as a juror. Visiting a prison is also exempt;
- Animal welfare, such as exercising or feeding an animal or going to a vet;
- Informal exercise such as walking or cycling as long as you don’t travel more than five miles from your council area;
- Weddings, funerals and compassionate reasons related to the end of a person’s life;
- For driving lessons or a test (level three only);
- If you’re a religious leader, but only for running an act of worship, or for anyone to attend one (level three only);
- Travelling is allowed if you’re donating blood;
- It’s fine to travel on a road that goes through a level three or four area, as long as your journey ends outside it;
- Moving house or any activities connected to it;
- To avoid, illness or escape the risk of harm.