Stay safe in Renfrewshire

Friday 20th November, 2020

As you’ll already know, the Scottish Government has announced that Renfrewshire is to move to Level Four of their protection levels system to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

The changes will be effective from Friday 20 November at 6pm – and will apply for three weeks until Friday 11 December.

You can read more about these measures and the very latest Scottish Government guidance here.

The main points of the updated measures are:

  • People in Renfrewshire should not travel out of their local authority unless it is for essential reasons such as work, education, health or childcare. Those living outside of Renfrewshire should not travel into the local authority area, except for essential travel. These travel restrictions will become law from Friday 20 November.
  • You should not host anyone inside your home unless you are part of an extended household.
  • You can still meet with a maximum of six people from two different households in a private garden or outdoor public space.
  • All indoors visitor attractions, leisure and entertainment venues will close.
  • Outdoor visitor attractions, such as parks, playparks and gardens, may remain open to enable exercise and recreation to be undertaken with appropriate physical distancing in place. These should only be visited in line with travel restrictions. Visitor attraction’s retail and hospitality facilities will be closed.
  • Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars will close. Takeaways will be allowed to continue in line with guidance.
  • Essential shops, click and collect and outdoor retail, such as garden centres and outdoor markets, will remain open.
  • All holiday accommodation will also close to tourists but can open for essential customers.

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.

During this time, we will continue to do everything we can to support our local tourism and cultural sectors.

It’s vital that we all follow this 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 team