Annex B: Key events during fieldwork
This table below summarises of key events taking place between March and the end of August related to Coronavirus in Scotland. It is not exhaustive, however, gives some context to events surrounding data collection. Fieldwork dates should be borne in mind when interpreting the data
2 April 2021: Stay at Home regulations lifted in favour of a Stay Local order requiring people to stay within their local areas.
5 April 2021: Hairdressers, barbers, garden centres, click and collect and homeware stores permitted to reopen.
16 April 2021: Stay Local rule lifted and up to six people from six different households allowed to meet outside again.
26 April 2021: All parts of Scotland move to Level 3 restrictions, with hospitality, gyms and non-essential retail reopening and non-essential travel between Scotland and other UK nations permitted.
17 May 2021: most of mainland Scotland (with the exception of Moray and Glasgow) moved to Level 2 restrictions, with an easing of restrictions around hospitality, entertainment, education and sport. Most of the islands moved to Level 1.
5 June: Glasgow moves to Level 2 while 15 mainland local authorities move to Level 1. All islands currently in Level 1 move to Level 0.
19 July 2021: Scotland moves to Level 0 restrictions, allowing large numbers to meet indoors and attend weddings and funerals.
9 August 2021: Scotland moves ‘beyond Level 0’, with the majority of restrictions removed. Rules remaining include compulsory face coverings in some settings. Nightclubs are allowed to reopen.
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