LEVEL 3 restrictions will apply across the Wee County, along with Stirling and Falkirk, from next week.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed at Holyrood today that the Clackmannanshire area will be at Protection Level 3 as part of the new framework to tackle coronavirus.

Restrictions, broadly similar to the ones already in place across the central belt, will apply from Monday, November 2, when a postcode checker tool will also go live to help residents stay up to date on the guidance issued to them.

  • As part of Level 3 restrictions, no in-home socialising will be allowed.
  • Up to six people from two households will be able to meet outdoors and in public spaces.
  • The government said different rules will apply for children with further guidance to be issued shortly.
  • In hospitality, the sale of alcohol will generally not be permitted in- or outdoors.
  • An exemption will allow alcohol to be served with food for consumption on premises, but time restrictions may apply.
  • Hotels and other types of accommodation can remain open with the above rules applying, but non-essential leisure or tourism is not encouraged.
  • There should be no non-essential travel in or out of a Level 3 area.
  • Exemptions include essential travel for work, education, health, outdoor exercise, weddings, funerals as well as transit through restricted areas.
  • Active travel, including walking and cycling, is encouraged where possible.
  • People should avoid car sharing and using public transport, where face coverings are compulsory, for non-essential purposes.
  • Shops will remain open.
  • Close contact services, such as hairdressers and beauticians, can remain open, but may be subject to additional protective measures.
  • Mobile close contact services will not be permitted.
  • Professional sporting events will be closed to spectators.
  • Churches can remain open, but will be restricted to 50 worshippers at a time.
  • Early learning centres and schools will remain open.
  • Informal childcare will be permitted in line with numbers restrictions.
  • Colleges and universities will be restricted with blended learning.
  • Indoor exercise will be restricted to individuals only with an exemption for under 18s.
  • Outdoor adult contact sports, except for professionals, will not be allowed.
  • Leisure and entertainment venues will be required to close.
  • There will only be essential face-to-face public services with online a preference where possible.
  • Working from home should be the default where possible.

Click here to see the levels set for all council areas in Scotland.