The latest Transport Scotland advice is as follows:
The Scottish Government has introduced temporary lockdown measures operational from the 5th of January. For mainland Scotland, a Stay at Home restriction applies. For further details on current restrictions, visit the Scottish Government website.
To contain the spread of the virus, all unnecessary travel should be avoided. You should work from home where possible, and if you have to travel, please stay as local as possible.
Stay home, save lives, protect the NHS.
Changes to Protection Levels
The designation of levels for specific local authorities was reviewed on the 4th of January 2021. There are no changes to the allocated levels, all mainland local authority areas remain at Level 4.
Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar remain at Level 3, together with all islands in Highland except the Isle of Skye. Within Argyll and Bute, the islands of Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mill, Oronsay, Tiree and Ulva also remain at Level 3.
Travelling around Scotland
From the 5th of January, strict travel restrictions apply across Scotland.
If you are in any doubt you can find out which levels apply to different parts of Scotland via the Scottish Government postcode checker.
From the 5th of January, in all parts of mainland Scotland:
More information can be found by clicking here.
If you do need to travel, try to walk, wheel or cycle. We have lots of resources available to help you travel actively.
Transport providers will have procedures to promote the safety of customers and staff, but it is an individual’s responsibility to comply with guidance.
On public transport you must by law wear a face covering, unless you are exempt, and comply with the physical distancing measures that are in place. Find out more about face coverings by clicking here.
If you can walk or cycle please do as this will save space on public transport for those who need it.
It is still recommended that car sharing should occur with members of the same household, although it is recognised that there may be instances where this is not possible.
Specific guidance to travel safely can be found on the Transport Scotland website.
If you are travelling in a vehicle as part of your job or business, safe operation of workplaces applies, therefore please refer to your employer. For employers, you may wish to refer to guidance for safer workplaces.