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Scotland’s travel ban set to begin

Preventing people from travelling in level four lockdown areas comes into force in Scotland on Boxing day.

nc500 police carThe 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.

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