Aberdeen City Council aims to revise its COVID-19 web pages as quickly as possible in response to government reviews and updates.
On Monday 19 July the whole of Scotland, including Aberdeen moved to Level 0 restrictions.
- Hospitality settings can open till midnight, if their current licence permits that, and customers are no longer required to pre-book a two-hour slot to go to a pub or restaurant. Customers are required to provide contact details to assist Test & Protect and to wear a face covering whenever they are not seated.
- In indoor public places where there isn’t already a 1m rule in place, the physical distance requirement has reduced from 2m to 1m and applies between different household groups.
- Outdoors, a limit on the size of outdoor group gatherings is 15. There is a requirement for 1m distancing between different groups of 15.
- A gradual return to the office has been postponed until at least 9 August.
View the latest guidance from the Scottish Government of what you can and cannot do in Level 0
On Monday 9 August
All major COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted if the necessary conditions on vaccination and harm reduction continue. It is expected that the rules regarding wearing face coverings will remain in place.
Frequently asked questions
We have answered frequently asked questions relating to the current restrictions.
View the frequently asked questions.
If you want advice and information on the current restrictions or the timeline for the re-opening of the economy, please contact us using our online form.
Aberdeen City Council in conjunction with NHS Grampian is looking to promote the use of lateral flow testing (LFT) for everyone. This is in addition to the requirement for anyone with Covid symptoms who are still required to isolate and get a PCR test.
It is estimated that 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not display symptoms and therefore some individuals will be spreading the virus without realising it. Regular LFT testing can help avoid this. Everyone, who is symptom free and who has not had a positive PCR test result in the previous 90 days, is being asked to undertake two LFT tests weekly and upload the results via the web portal. A not detected result does not overturn any requirement to isolate if an individual has been identified as a close contact. Advice from Test & Protect must continue to be followed.
Anyone who is symptomatic, or who gets a positive LFT test result is asked to isolate and get a formal PCR test – Symptomatic Testing
There are a number of ways to get a rapid lateral flow test;
- Order online for home delivery - order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests,
- Collect a rapid LFD test kit from a COVID-19 test site - nearest COVID-19 test site between 8am to 8pm. No appointment necessary,
- Collect a rapid LFD test kit from your nearest pharmacy - nearest participating pharmacy,
- Carry out a rapid LFD test at a test site – for details visit the Community Testing with no COVID-19 symptoms on the Grampian NHS website.
Everyone must continue to follow all other measures even if they test negative; they could still be developing the infection or be exposed after being tested.
View information from the Scottish Government regarding Coronavirus testing.
F - Face coverings in enclosed spaces. Shops, public transport or anywhere else inside that physical distancing might be more difficult.
A - Avoid all crowded places. Indoors and outdoors.
C - Clean your hands and hard surfaces regularly.
T - Two metre distancing remains the overall advice.
S - Self isolate and book a test if you have any of the symptoms of COVID.
The Protect Scotland app
The Scottish Government is urging all smartphone users across Scotland to download NHS Scotland’s PROTECT SCOTLAND contact tracing app to help suppress the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It lets people know if they have been in close contact with someone who later tests positive. It can be downloaded for free onto a smart phone from Apple's App Store or Google Play.
“Check in Scotland”
Check In Scotland is a way to provide your contact details when you visit a wide range of businesses and venues in Scotland. It's designed to work with NHS Scotland's Test and Protect. Check In Scotland will allow you to log your contact details with any business or venue displaying the Check In Scotland Test and Protect QR code poster.
Anyone over the age of 12 can use the Check In Scotland service. The service is designed to take as few details from you as needed. These details will be kept securely for 21 days before being deleted, unless someone who's part of the NHS Test and Protect response team needs to keep them for longer for public health reasons.
You can choose between using the Check In Scotland online form to check in and out of venues or the Check In Scotland app. You can download the Check In Scotland app from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
Coronavirus vaccinations are now under way in Aberdeen and across Scotland.