Here is a summary of what we mean by Level 1 rules

At Level 1:

  • you can meet socially in groups:
    • of up to 6 people from 3 households in your home or theirs – and can stay overnight
    • of up to 8 people from 3 households in an indoor public place like a café, pub or restaurant
    • of up to 12 people from 12 households outdoors in your garden or a public place
  • under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting outside but do count towards the number of households indoors
  • you do not need to physically distance from family and friends in a private home
  • you can travel anywhere in Scotland in Levels 0, 1 or 2 but must not enter a Level 3 or 4 area unless for a permitted reason
  • you can travel anywhere in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands - before you travel you must check the travel rules in those countries
  • you can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild
  • up to 100 people can attend weddings and funerals
  • tradespeople can carry out any work and repairs in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing
  • you should work from home where possible
  • What can open at Level 1

    Places and business that can open at Level 1 include:

    • cafés, pubs and restaurants
    • all shops and stores
    • all close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
    • gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools
    • tourist accommodation
    • all visitor attractions
    • all public buildings like libraries and community centres
    • all entertainment (apart from nightclubs and adult entertainment)
    • stadiums and events – with maximum numbers

    What must close at Level 1

    Places and business that must close at Level 1 include:

    • nightclubs and adult entertainment


You can find out more here at the Scottish Government website