Updated press release from West Dunbartonshire Council

Following the message sent yesterday, there has been a change to the rule in Scotland announced by the First Minister. Please see details below:


Due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic accelerating, the number of people allowed to meet up in Scotland has been cut to six.

Until now, eight people from three households had been allowed to meet indoors in Scotland, and up to 15 from five households outdoors.

This will change to six people from two household, and will apply both indoors and outdoors – including in homes, gardens, pubs and restaurants.

Children under the age of 12 will not count towards the total, however.


Other planned changes have been put on hold for now, including opening of theatres, soft play and so on.


These measures are essential to avoid further spread of the virus and are similar to measures introduced in England earlier this week.


We would encourage all residents in West Dunbartonshire to take heed of these changes along with the local restrictions in place also.


Further information on local measures can be found here https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-local-measures/pages/west-dunbartonshire/


Further information on changes in numbers of households meeting announced yesterday can be found here: https://www.gov.scot/news/maximum-gathering-set-at-six-people-from-two-households/


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