Category: Coronavirus

Last Orders

Blantyre pubs, like all others across Scotland had to adjust to a different way of doing things last night. With a new Nationwide call to close by 10pm, it meant last orders were being sounded as early as 9.15pm in some pubs. There was an eerie quietness to streets last night after 10pm, business clearly […]

Visiting Other Homes: Exceptions

From tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd September 2020 we can’t go into other people’s homes in Scotland. But there are exceptions to this. Seeing some questions about this online, we thought we’d clarify the position. As stated today by the Scottish Government, the ban on visiting other homes will NOT apply to: People who are living alone […]

Curfew for Bars & Restaurants

A significant restriction for Bars and Restaurants has been announced for Scotland, England and Wales. From Friday 25th September 2020, bars and restaurants will close at 10pm. (Not last orders, but everybody out for 10pm). Bars and Restaurants will operate on a table only basis. Have your say. Was this the right call?

October Holiday Restrictions

The Scottish Government have included in their statement today advice about travelling during the school October break. In her announcement today, Nicola Sturgeon urged people not to book overseas travel for the October break “unless it is absolutely essential”, and advised against car sharing with people outside your own household. Have your say. Is this affecting YOU?

Ban on Visiting Other Households

Things are changing in Scotland this week. From tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd September a Nationwide ban on visiting other people’s homes will come into effect. Not quite the full lockdown we had in March, but a particularly significant and difficult restriction aimed to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. For us here in Blantyre, and another […]

Government Announcement Tonight

The Scottish Government will later today, outline new widespread restrictions designed to limit the spread of coronavirus in Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will make a live TV Broadcast at 8.05pm this evening, Tuesday 22nd September 2020 on BBC1 Scotland. The public statement will immediately follow an announcement from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at […]

Possible Further Restrictions

Scottish Health Secretary Jeane Freeman, speaking on BBC Breakfast today, said the Scottish Government will have an announcement “very shortly” on more restrictions.  It comes after there’s been a lot of speculation and chatter from both the Scottish Government and UK Government about possible tightening of restrictions. There was a rise of 350 positive Covid-19 cases in […]