The Scottish Government has announced that Scotland will move to Level 2 of its coronavirus protection levels from Monday 17 May, bringing a further easing of restrictions.
You can read more about these measures and the very latest Scottish Government guidance here.
Under this move to Level 2, hospitality venues such as cafés, pubs and restaurants can serve food and alcoholic drinks indoors until 22:30 with two-hour pre-booked slots, as well as outdoors.
Venues including cinemas, theatres, concert halls, music venues, comedy clubs, amusement arcades, casinos, snooker halls and bingo halls are also able to reopen.
Groups of up to six people from three households can meet in an indoor public place such as a café, pub or restaurant.
Eight people from eight households can meet outdoors in public places like a park or an outdoor area of a café.
Under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting outside but do count towards household numbers indoors.
Those living under Level 2 restrictions can travel anywhere in Scotland in Levels 0, 1 or 2 but must not enter a Level 3 or 4 area unless for a permitted reason.
Renfrewshire has a great range of outdoor attractions for exercise and recreation, provided you follow the existing guidance. Find out more about places you can visit in Renfrewshire here.
Under the previous move to Level 3, non-essential retail outlets and close contact services such as beauty salons were able to reopen.
Travel accommodation, indoor attractions and public buildings such as galleries, museums and libraries were also able to open.
As hospitality, retail and tourism businesses start to welcome more customers, we encourage everyone to spend local where possible.
It’s vital that we all continue to follow the guidance and help stop the spread of coronavirus. Nothing is more important to us than your health and wellbeing.
We urge you all to please continue to follow the FACTS advice and stay safe:
F – Face coverings. These should be used in shops and on public transport (buses, trains and taxis)
A – Avoid crowded places
C – Clean your hands frequently, using water & soap whenever possible
T – Two metres – observe physical distancing
S – Self-isolate and book a test if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms
The Paisley.is team