Nicola Sturgeon announced today that Inverclyde will be moving to Level 1 from Saturday 5 June.

Many parts of Scotland where Covid-19 cases are low or stable have been moved to this level, with Inverclyde being one of the 14 places moving down from Level 2.

With ever-changing guidelines, here is what you can now do at this level according to Scottish Government guidelines.


- You can meet socially in groups of up to six people from three households in your home or theirs, and you can stay overnight.

- Groups of up to eight from three households can meet in an indoor public place like a café, pub or restaurant.

- Up to 12 people from 12 households can meet outdoors in a garden or public place.

- Under-12s do not count towards the outdoor social limits, but do count indoors.


- You can travel within any area of Scotland in levels zero, one or two – but cannot enter a level three or four area except for certain reasons.

- You can also travel anywhere in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

- All holiday accomodation, including self-catered settings and hotels, can open – but bedrooms should be occupied by only one household.

- International travel can resume in line with Scotland’s wider traffic light system, abiding by restrictions for the 'green list' and 'amber list'.


- Restaurants, pubs, cafes and other hospitality businesses can open indoors until 11pm, serving food and alcoholic drinks.

- Table service must remain in place, and face coverings must be worn by customers unless they are seated.


- Outdoor seated stadiums and events can open with a maximum capacity of 1,000 people, and outdoor standing events with a maximum of 5,000 people.

- Small seated indoor events can open to a maximum of 200 people.

- Up to 100 people can attend weddings and funerals, as well as wakes and receptions, and alcohol can be served.

Other important points

- All shops and stores are open as well as all close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons.

- Tourist accommodation and visitor attractions are open.

- Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools are open, with many operating a booking only system.

- All public buildings like libraries and community centres are able to open.

- Tradespeople can carry out any work and repairs in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing.

- You can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild.

- Nightclubs and adult entertainment venues remain closed.

What is next?

- Another update from the First Minister is expected in three weeks with the potential to move to Level 0.