Covid-19 – Local resources

Coronavirus in Forres

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Last updated 26 April

From 26 April, Moray is in Level 3 which means the following rules apply:

  • You can meet in groups of up to 6 from 2 households in an indoor public place such as a café, pub or restaurant
  • You can meet in groups of up to 6 from 6 households outdoors, in a private garden or a public place 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 the household numbers indoors
  • You can travel anywhere in Scotland and can stay in holiday accommodation – but you should not stay in someone else’s house
  • You can travel to England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands – before you travel you must check the travel rules in those countries
  • You should not go into someone’s house except for certain reasons such as joining your extended household or caring for a vulnerable person
  • You can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild
  • 50 people can attend funerals and weddings
  • Tradespeople can carry out any work in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing
  • You should work from home where possible

Businesses which can open, include:

  • Cafés, pubs and restaurants can provide full outdoor service, subject to local licensing, and serve food indoors without alcohol until 8 pm
  • All shops and stores
  • All close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
  • Gyms and swimming pools (no indoor group exercise classes allowed for over 18s)
  • Tourist accommodation
  • All visitor attractions
  • All public buildings like libraries and community centres
  • Drive-in events

Still closed at Level 3 are:

Places and business that must close at Level 3 include:

  • Leisure and entertainment venues such as cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and concert halls
  • Stadiums

Further information is available at: