Glasgow lockdown MAPPED: What areas of Glasgow are in lockdown now?
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The Scottish government has introduced new restrictions for some areas of west Scotland. The new restrictions were brought in at midnight on Tuesday, September 1. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the restrictions had “not been put in place lightly”.
Ms Sturgeon added the restrictions were “necessary and, we believe, proportionate”.
She said: “We hope they will allow the spread to be contained at an early stage without the need for further measures later.
“They apply only in these three council areas right now, but I think they should be a wake-up call for all of us. If we let it, this virus will spread rapidly.
“The good news, though: if we all stick to some basic rules and continue to make some sacrifices, we can stop it.”
What areas of Scotland are now in lockdown?
The Scottish government has introduced new lockdown measures after 86 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area, according to the latest daily figures.
These new restrictions apply to three council areas: Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney said across Scotland the number of positive cases of coronavirus is 9.2 per 100,000 people, but in Glasgow, it stands at 21.8.
In East Renfrewshire, it is 18.8, and in West Dunbartonshire, it is 32.6 per 100,000.
These areas have been placed under additional restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The restrictions are in place for two weeks from midnight on September 1, and they will be reviewed by the Scottish government after seven days.
The Scottish government has also published maps for these local council areas affected by the new lockdown restrictions.
You can use the Government’s local council postcode checker HERE to find out if your area is under local lockdown.
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What are the new lockdown restrictions?
In the three council areas affected by the lockdown restrictions, people should not host people from any other household in their homes.
People in affected areas should also not visit people they do not live with in their homes unless they are part of an extended household.
The restrictions do not apply to people who share parental responsibility, or those helping vulnerable people such as elderly relatives.
Anyone who identifies as a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 must also isolate for 14 days with their entire household.
Visits to care homes and hospitals will also be limited to essential visits only.
The new restrictions do not apply to meeting in pubs or outdoor settings, but guidance for meeting in these situations must be adhered to.
The new restrictions do not affect travel in and out of affected areas, and the measures do not affect schools.
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