Nicola Sturgeon has announced which tier areas Scotland will fall into under the new five-tier lockdown framework. 

The new system is to come into effect on Monday 2 November after the proposals were backed by the Scottish Parliament.

The tiers range from 0 to 4 with 0 being the lowest lockdown level - however this will still see some restrictions in place such as a maximum visitors into a household. 

Grades will be given to local authority areas, rather than the current NHS health board restrictions currently in use.

Here's Scotland's tiers:

Aberdeen City - 2

Aberdeenshire - 2

Angus - 2

Argyll and Bute - 2

Clackmannanshire - 3

Dumfries and Galloway - 2

Dundee - 3

East Ayrshire - 3

East Dunbartonshire - 3

East Lothian - 3

East Renfrewshire - 3

Edinburgh - 3

Falkirk - 3

Fife - 2

Glasgow - 3

Highland - 1

Inverclyde - 3

Mid Lothian - 3

Moray - 1

North Ayrshire - 3

North Lanarkshire - 3

Orkney - 1

Perth and Kinross - 2

Renfrewshire - 3

Scottish Borders - 2

Shetland - 1

South Ayrshire -3

South Lanarkshire - 3

Stirling - 3

West Dunbartonshire - 3

West Lothian - 3

Western Isles - 1

Here's what each tier means for you:

HeraldScotland:

COVID-19 Protection Level: 0

Socialising (different rules apply for children, further guidance will be issued shortly)

  • 8/3 indoors (in-home socialising permitted) i.e. max 8 people from 3 households
  • 15/5 outdoors

Hospitality (food and drink)

Hospitality (alcohol on sale outdoors)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Hospitality (alcohol on sale indoors)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Hospitality (food for consumption on premises)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Takeaways

  • takeaways permitted for alcohol and food as per existing arrangements

Accommodation (hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, caravan and camp sites)

  • open – socialising and hospitality rules apply

Travel 

  • no non-essential travel to/from level 3 or higher areas in Scotland and equivalents in rest of UK.
  • exemptions for essential travel for work, education, shopping, health etc; outdoor exercise; weddings and funerals; and transit through restricted areas
  • international quarantine regulations apply
  • otherwise unrestricted

Transport

  • active travel (walk, run, cycle, wheel) where possible
  • avoid car sharing with people outside extended household wherever possible
  • face coverings compulsory on public transport.

Shopping

  • open

Close contact services (e.g. hairdressers, barbers, tailors and beauticians)

  • open
  • mobile close contact services not permitted

Public buildings – e.g. libraries

  • open

Stadia and events

  • outdoor events permitted
  • indoor events – seated and ambulatory permitted (restricted numbers)
  • indoor grouped standing not permitted
  • stadia – open with restricted numbers

Worship

  • open – restricted numbers (50)

Life events (weddings, and civil partnerships, funerals) ceremonies and receptions/wakes

  • weddings/civil partnerships – 50 person limit
  • funerals – 50 person limit
  • wakes and receptions permitted, subject to 50 person limit

Early learning and childcare (ELC)(formal childcare)

  • open – with standard protective measures in place

Informal childcare

  • permitted in line with household/numbers restrictions (see socialising)

Schools

  • open – with standard protective measures in place

Colleges

  • blended

Universities

  • blended

Driving lessons

  • permitted

Sports and exercise

  • all permitted

Leisure and entertainment

  • open with the exception of adult entertainment and nightclubs (unless permitted events).

Visitor attractions

  • open

Public services (health following NHS remobilisation plan)

  • open

Unregulated children's activities (incl. youth clubs, children's groups)

  • permitted

Support services (mental health, counselling, day services, respite care)

  • permitted

Offices and call centres

  • working from home still advised

Other workplaces

  • open – working from home default where possible

Shielding

This is advice, consider which level of protection is right for you.

All levels: We will not ask you to distance from people within your own homes or to stop taking outdoor exercise.

Level 0 shielding

  • Contact with others: follow the level advice to the general population
  • Shopping: strictly follow the guidelines when shopping
  • If you cannot work from home: following a workplace risk assessment, your employer should make the necessary adjustments to your workplace to protect you. You can discuss getting a fit note with your GP or clinician if you still feel unsafe.
  • School/formal childcare: follow the level advice to the general population

HeraldScotland:

COVID-19 Protection Level: 1

Socialising (different rules apply for children, further guidance will be issued shortly)

  • 6/2 indoors (at times, depending on circumstances, we may need to stop indoor socialising in Level 1 in an area) i.e. max 6 people from 2 households
  • 6/2 outdoors

Hospitality (food and drink)

Hospitality (alcohol on sale outdoors)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Hospitality (alcohol on sale indoors)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Hospitality (food for consumption on premises)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Takeaways

  • takeaways permitted for alcohol and food as per existing arrangements

Accommodation (hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, caravan and camp sites)

  • open – socialising and hospitality rules apply

Travel 

  • no non-essential travel to/from level 3 or higher areas in Scotland and equivalents in rest of UK.
  • exemptions for essential travel for work, education, shopping, health etc; outdoor exercise; weddings and funerals; and transit through restricted areas
  • international quarantine regulations apply
  • otherwise unrestricted

Transport

  • active travel (walk, run, cycle, wheel) where possible
  • avoid car sharing with people outside extended household wherever possible
  • face coverings compulsory on public transport.

Shopping

  • open

Close contact services (e.g. hairdressers, barbers, tailors and beauticians)

  • open, but may be subject to additional protective measures
  • mobile close contact services not permitted

Public buildings – e.g. libraries

  • open

Stadia and events

  • outdoor events seated and open space permitted (restricted numbers)
  • outdoor grouped standing events not permitted
  • small seated indoor events permitted
  • stadia – open with restricted numbers

Worship

  • open – restricted numbers (50)

Life events (weddings, and civil partnerships, funerals) ceremonies and receptions/wakes

  • weddings/civil partnerships – 20 person limit
  • funerals – 20 person limit
  • wakes and receptions permitted, subject to 20 person limit

Early learning and childcare (ELC)(formal childcare)

  • open – with standard protective measures in place

Informal childcare

  • permitted in line with household/numbers restrictions

Schools

  • open – with standard protective measures in place

Colleges

  • blended

Universities

  • blended

Driving lessons

  • permitted

Sports and exercise

  • all permitted except 18+ indoor contact sports (professional permitted)

Leisure and entertainment

  • open with the exception of adult entertainment and nightclubs (unless permitted events).

Visitor attractions

  • open

Public services (health following NHS remobilisation plan)

  • open

Unregulated children's activities (incl. youth clubs, children's groups)

  • permitted

Support services (mental health, counselling, day services, respite care)

  • permitted

Offices and call centres

  • essential only/working from home 

Other workplaces

  • open – working from home default where possible

Shielding

This is advice, consider which level of protection is right for you.

All levels: We will not ask you to distance from people within your own homes or to stop taking outdoor exercise.

Level 1 shielding

  • Contact with others: follow the level advice to the general population
  • Shopping: strictly follow the guidelines when shopping
  • If you cannot work from home: Following a workplace risk assessment, your employer should make the necessary adjustments to your workplace to protect you. You can discuss getting a fit note with your GP or clinician if you still feel unsafe.
  • School/ formal childcare: follow the level advice to the general population

HeraldScotland:

COVID-19 Protection Level: 2

Socialising (different rules apply for children, further guidance will be issued shortly)

  • no in-home socialising
  • 6/2 outdoors and in public places, e.g. hospitality settings i.e. max 6 people from 2 households

Hospitality (food and drink)

Hospitality (alcohol on sale outdoors)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Hospitality (alcohol on sale indoors)

  • permitted with main meal – time restrictions may apply

Hospitality (food for consumption on premises)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Takeaways

  • takeaways permitted for alcohol and food as per existing arrangements

Accommodation (hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, caravan and camp sites)

  • open – socialising and hospitality rules apply

Travel 

  • no non-essential travel to/from level 3 or higher areas in Scotland and equivalents in rest of UK
  • exemptions for essential travel for work, education, shopping health etc; outdoor exercise; weddings and funerals; and transit through restricted areas
  • international quarantine regulations apply
  • otherwise unrestricted

Transport

  • active travel (walk, run, cycle, wheel) where possible
  • avoid car sharing with people outside extended household wherever possible
  • face coverings compulsory on public transport.

Shopping

  • open

Close contact services (e.g. hairdressers, barbers, tailors and beauticians)

  • open, but may be subject to additional protective measures
  • mobile close contact services not permitted

Public buildings – e.g. libraries

  • open (with protective measures)

Stadia and events

  • events not permitted/closed
  • drive in events permitted
  • stadia closed to spectators

Worship

  • open – restricted numbers (50)

Life events (weddings, and civil partnerships, funerals) ceremonies and receptions/wakes

  • weddings/civil partnerships – 20 person limit
  • funerals – 20 person limit
  • wakes and receptions permitted, subject to 20 person limit

Early learning and childcare (ELC)(formal childcare)

  • open – with enhanced protective measures in place

Informal childcare

  • permitted in line with household/numbers restrictions, children only may enter other households

Schools

  • open – with enhanced protective measures in place

Colleges

  • blended

Universities

  • blended

Driving lessons

  • permitted

Sports and exercise

  • all permitted except 18+ indoor contact sports (professional permitted)

Leisure and entertainment

  • cinemas, amusement arcades open.
  • following closed: soft play, funfairs, indoor bowling, theatres, snooker/pool halls, music venues, casinos, bingo halls, nightclubs and adult entertainment

Visitor attractions

  • open

Public services (health following NHS remobilisation plan)

  • open but reduced face-to-face services.

Unregulated children's activities (incl. youth clubs, children's groups)

  • differentiated restrictions apply

Support services (mental health, counselling, day services, respite care)

  • permitted

Offices and call centres

  • essential only/working from home 

Other workplaces

  • open – working from home default where possible

Shielding

This is advice, consider which level of protection is right for you.

All levels: We will not ask you to distance from people within your own homes or to stop taking outdoor exercise.

Level 2 shielding

  • Contact with others: reduce the number of people or households you have face to face contact with
  • Avoid: one metre zones
  • Shopping: strictly follow the guidelines when shopping
  • If you cannot work from home: Following a workplace risk assessment, your employer should make the necessary adjustments to your workplace to protect you. You can discuss getting a fit note with your GP or clinician if you still feel unsafe.
  • School/ formal childcare: follow the level advice to the general population

HeraldScotland:

COVID-19 Protection Level: 3

Socialising (different rules apply for children, further guidance will be issued shortly)

  • no in-home socialising
  • 6/2 outdoors and in public places, e.g. hospitality settings i.e. max 6 people from 2 households

Hospitality (food and drink)

Hospitality (alcohol on sale outdoors)

  • not permitted

Hospitality (alcohol on sale indoors)

  • not permitted

Hospitality (food for consumption on premises)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Takeaways

  • takeaways permitted for alcohol and food as per existing arrangements

Accommodation (hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, caravan and camp sites)

  • open – socialising and hospitality rules apply
  • guidance encourages non-essential (leisure/tourism) use only by locals
  • essential, eg work-related, use can continue

Travel 

  • no non-essential travel into or out of the level 3 area
  • exemptions for essential travel for work, education, shopping health etc; outdoor exercise; weddings and funerals; and transit through restricted areas
  • international quarantine regulations apply

Transport

  • active travel (walk, run, cycle, wheel) where possible
  • avoid car sharing with people outside extended household wherever possible
  • avoid non-essential use of public transport.
  • face coverings compulsory

Shopping

  • open

Close contact services (e.g. hairdressers, barbers, tailors and beauticians)

  • open, but may be subject to additional protective measures
  • mobile close contact services not permitted

Public buildings – e.g. libraries

  • open (with protective measures)

Stadia and events

  • not permitted / closed to spectators

Worship

  • open – restricted numbers (50)

Life events (weddings, and civil partnerships, funerals) ceremonies and receptions/wakes

  • weddings/civil partnerships – 20 person limit
  • funerals – 20 person limit
  • wakes and receptions permitted, subject to 20 person limit

Early learning and childcare (ELC)(formal childcare)

  • open – with enhanced protective measures in place

Informal childcare

  • permitted in line with household/numbers restrictions, children only may enter other households

Schools

  • open – with enhanced protective measures in place

Colleges

  • restricted blended

Universities

  • restricted blended

Driving lessons

  • permitted

Sports and exercise

  • indoor: individual exercise only (exemption for under 18s)
  • outdoor – all except adult (18+) contact sports (professional permitted)

Leisure and entertainment

  • closed

Visitor attractions

  • all open or outdoor only open, depending on circumstances

Public services (health following NHS remobilisation plan)

  • essential face-to-face services only (online where possible)

Unregulated children's activities (incl. youth clubs, children's groups)

  • differentiated restrictions apply

Support services (mental health, counselling, day services, respite care)

  • permitted/online where possible.

Offices and call centres

  • essential only/working from home 

Other workplaces

  • open – working from home default where possible

Shielding

This is advice, consider which level of protection is right for you.

All levels: We will not ask you to distance from people within your own homes or to stop taking outdoor exercise.

Level 3 shielding

  • Contact with others: limit meeting people outside your own household, avoid indoor public spaces.
  • Shopping: strictly follow the guidelines when shopping and limiting the number of times you go to a shop. Shop at quieter times.
  • If you cannot work from home: speak to your employer to ensure all appropriate protections are in place. If they are not, discuss getting a fit note with your GP or clinician.
  • School/ formal childcare: parents or guardians should discuss with their GP or clinician whether children should still attend.

HeraldScotland:

COVID-19 Protection Level: 4

Socialising (different rules apply for children, further guidance will be issued shortly)

  • no in-home socialising
  • 6/2 outdoors and in public places i.e. max 6 people from 2 households

Hospitality (food and drink)

Hospitality (alcohol on sale outdoors)

  • closed

Hospitality (alcohol on sale indoors)

  • closed

Hospitality (food for consumption on premises)

  • closed (hotel exception)

Takeaways

  • takeaways permitted for alcohol and food as per existing arrangements

Accommodation (hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, caravan and camp sites)

  • essential only, for example work-related (no tourism)

Travel 

  • no non-essential travel into or out of the level 4 area. If necessary, limits on travel distance, or a requirement to stay at home
  • exemptions for essential travel for work, education, shopping health etc; outdoor exercise; weddings and funerals; and transit through restricted areas
  • international quarantine regulations apply

Transport

  • active travel (walk, run, cycle, wheel) where possible
  • avoid car sharing with people outside extended household wherever possible
  • no use of public transport, except for essential purposes.
  • face coverings compulsory

Shopping

  • close non-essential retail (click and collect permitted)

Close contact services (e.g. hairdressers, barbers, tailors and beauticians)

  • closed
  • mobile close contact services not permitted

Public buildings – e.g. libraries

  • closed

Stadia and events

  • not permitted / closed to spectators

Worship

  • open with restricted numbers (20 people)

Life events (weddings, and civil partnerships, funerals) ceremonies and receptions/wakes

  • weddings/civil partnerships – maximum 5 people (6 where interpreter permitted)
  • funerals – 20 person limit
  • no receptions. Wakes permitted subject to 20 person limit

Early learning and childcare (ELC)(formal childcare)

  • open, subject to targeted intervention which may impact on capacity

Informal childcare

  • essential worker informal childcare only, In line with household/numbers restrictions, children only may enter other households

Schools

  • open, with enhanced and targeted protective measures

Colleges

  • restricted blended

Universities

  • restricted blended

Driving lessons

  • not permitted

Sports and exercise

  • (indoor) gyms closed
  • outdoor non-contact sports only (professional permitted)

Leisure and entertainment

  • closed

Visitor attractions

  • closed

Public services (health following NHS remobilisation plan)

  • essential face-to-face services only (online where possible)

Unregulated children's activities (incl. youth clubs, children's groups)

  • indoor activities not permitted

Support services (mental health, counselling, day services, respite care)

  • essential only/online where possible

Offices and call centres

  • essential only/working from home

Other workplaces

Permitted: 

  • essential workplaces
  • outdoor workplaces
  • construction
  • manufacturing

Shielding

This is advice, consider which level of protection is right for you.

All levels: We will not ask you to distance from people within your own homes or to stop taking outdoor exercise.

Level 4 shielding

  • contact with others: contact with people outside your own household if you can. You should not take public transport.
  • shopping: Strictly follow the guidelines when shopping and limiting the number of times you go to a shop. Shop at quieter times.
  • if you cannot work from home: The Chief Medical Officer will issue an automatic two week fit note to give people on the shielding list protection while they speak to their GP or consultant and get a personal fit note if necessary.
  • school/formal childcare: children on the shielding list should not attend in person.