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Coronavirus (COVID-19): local protection levels

Published: 19 Jan 2021
Last updated: 2 Mar 2021 - see all updates

Find out the COVID protection level for each local area and get information on what you can and cannot do at each level.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): local protection levels
Protection Level 4

COVID protection level 4

Mainland Scotland and some islands are in lockdown. This Level 4 guidance has been replaced by guidance to stay at home, except for essential purposes. 

The following islands will remain at Level 3:

  • Orkney
  • Shetland
  • the following islands within Argyll and Bute: Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mull, Oronsay, Tiree, and Ulva
  • all islands in Highland, with the exception of Skye



First published: 19 Jan 2021 Last updated: 2 Mar 2021 -