Tougher restrictions are
to be imposed in 11 of Scotland’s 32 council areas as concern grows over infection levels. The level four measures – the toughest on the nation’s coronavirus prevention scale – mean 2.3 million people will be told to stay at home as much as possible and not visit friends and family. Pubs, gyms, restaurants and non-essential shops will have to close. The “short and sharp” lockdown will take place across west and central Scotland – including Glasgow – from Friday until 11 December. Also from Friday, people in all level three and four areas of Scotland will be banned in law from travelling outside their own council areas. Read more about level four rules in Scotland.