The First Minister has announced this afternoon that Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City are to move into Protection Level 3. The move to Protection Level 3 will come in to force at 6 pm on Friday 18 December and will be reviewed the following week.
845 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported with over 10% of them, 86, in the NHS Grampian area. One of the 24 deaths reported today was also in the NHS Grampian area.
Level 3 protection rules are:
- Socialising Indoors – You should not meet anyone who is not in your household indoors in your home or in their home
- Socialising Outdoors – The maximum number of people who can meet outdoors is 6 which can be from up to 2 separate households
- Hospitality – Pubs and restaurants must close at 6 pm and alcohol sales are banned
- Travel – You should not travel in our out of Level 3 protection areas for anything other than essential reasons
- Shopping – All retailers can open providing they follow and have implemented Scottish Government guidance to ensure the safety of customers and staff
24 deaths were registered in Scotland in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths of people who had a positive Covid-19 test in the 28 days prior to their death to 4,135.
1,273,538 people in Scotland have been tested for #coronavirus
The total confirmed as positive has risen by 845 to 107,749
Sadly 24 more patients who tested positive have died (4,135 in total)
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) December 15, 2020
Turriff has seen a significant rise in cases over the last week, with 13 confirmed cases within Turriff, which puts us in the 200 – 399 cases per 100,000 band, which is currently the highest band anywhere in Aberdeenshire.
- Peterhead Harbour 21 cases
- Stonehaven north 15 cases
- Stonehaven south 15 cases
- Crathes & Torphins 14 cases
- Turriff 13 cases