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Community Resilience Group Briefing - 4 June 2021

Post in The Garve & District Development Company by Megan Urquhart
Important information for our community from the Highland Council - keep up to date with these regular community briefings.

I hope you have all had a good week. This week’s briefing is detailed below.

This is accompanied by a stakeholder briefing from NHS Highland.

The main information to share this week is regarding case numbers, local outbreaks, community testing and easing of restrictions.

Covid Update

Over the last 7 days there have 89 new positive cases in Highland (to 3rd June). This means the latest rate per 100,000 has increased from 4.7 when last reported to you two weeks ago to 37.7 per 100,000 as of 1st June. This is reflective of the increase in cases in the Fort William area but also an increase in cases around the Aviemore area.

It highlights the need to remain vigilant and to stick to the FACTS – Face Coverings, Avoid Crows, Clean Hands, Two Metres, Self Isolate.

Changes in Restrictions

The Scottish Government confirmed this week that from Saturday 5 June, Highland will move into level 1. Key features and changes to restrictions at level 1 include:

  • Indoor socialising - maximum 8 people from up to 3 households may socialise indoors in a public place. Maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households may socialise in a private dwelling
  • Outdoor socialising - maximum of 12 people from up to 12 households Under 12s do not count towards restricted numbers or households outdoors
  • Hospitality: Outdoors: local licensing laws apply, Indoors: Closed 23:00 Indoors (8 people/3 households) or outdoors (12 people/12 households) socialising rules apply
  • Leisure and entertainment - All open, with the exception of nightclubs. Indoor organised adult non-professional performing arts activities permitted.
  • Events and Stadia - Maximum capacities* Indoors: 200 Outdoors seated: 1,000 Outdoors free-standing: 500
  • Going to work/Work from home – work from home where possible
  • Life events - Weddings/Civil Partnerships – 100, Funerals – 100, Post-funeral/wedding receptions permitted – maximum 100 (alcohol permitted)

Thank you for everything that you are doing in your communities.

Best wishes

Alison Clark, Head of Policy, Highland Council

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