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Local restrictions extended to Lanarkshire

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LOCAL RESTRICTIONS EXTENDED TO LANARKSHIRE

Restrictions on meetings in indoor household settings are to be extended to people living in Lanarkshire, following a rise in Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in North and South Lanarkshire.

These restrictions are:

  • People should not meet with people from other households in indoor household settings, whether in the affected local authority areas or elsewhere.
     
  • Members of up to two households (maximum of six people) can continue to meet outdoors, including in gardens, and in hospitality settings, provided all existing guidance is followed if anyone living in these areas is identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they and all those in their extended household should self-isolate for 14 days indoor visits to hospitals and care homes will be limited to essential visits only to protect the most vulnerable. Outdoor visits to care homes are permitted by three people from a maximum of two households, in line with current guidance.
     
  • Those households who have formed an extended household and people providing care and support – for example caring for an elderly family member or delivering shopping - can continue to meet indoors with enhanced hygiene measures in place.

People living in all affected local authority areas who were previously shielding are asked to be particularly vigilant.

Commenting, MSP for Clydesdale Aileen Campbell said:

“The news of new restrictions for people living across Lanarkshire will of course be worrying for us all. We must act now to protect people and regain control over the virus in our area.

“I would ask everyone in Clydesdale and around Lanarkshire to be extra vigilant, to follow all guidance and to isolate and book a test if you have any symptoms. By following the new rules we are all doing our collective bit to prevent the virus spreading beyond our control once again.”

For more information, please visit https://www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/