Information from Councillor Martin Earl

After the FM announcements today regarding restrictions being imposed for the next two weeks, extra restrictions apply to Central Belt Health Board areas ( Including Forth Valley that is made up of Stirling, Clacks and Falkirk council areas)

Central belt area focusing on five health board areas (Ayrshire & Arran; Forth Valley; Greater Glasgow & Clyde; Lanarkshire; Lothian):

·         Restrictions on licensed premises will come into force from 18:00 on Friday 9 October, with all other restrictions applying from 00:01 Saturday 10 October.

  • All licensed premises will be required to close, with the exception of takeaway services. Cafés (unlicensed premises) which don’t have an alcohol licence will be able to open between 6am and 6pm

·         Takeaways (including from pubs and restaurants) can continue

·         Evening meals may be served in accommodation for residents only but no alcohol can be served

·         Specific life events, such as weddings and funerals, may continue with alcohol, with current meeting rules for these events (20 person limit in regulated premises only)

·         No group exercise classes for indoor gyms and sports courts, pools with an exemption for under 18s

·         No adult (18+) contact sports or training, except professional sports, indoor or outdoor

·         No outdoor live events

·         Snooker/pool halls, indoor bowling, casinos and bingo halls are to close

·         Public transport use should be minimised as much as possible, such as for education and work, where it cannot be done from home

·         Current meeting rules, maximum of six people from two households, continue to apply