Moving Home Update
The First Minister made an announcement on 19th December advising that Level 4 restrictions are to come into force on 26th December for Mainland Scotland.
Clarification from the Scottish Government around moving home confirms that travel within Scotland and between Scotland and the rest of the UK in connection with moving home (including viewing a property), or for activities in connection with the maintenance, purchase, sale, letting, or rental of residential property that the person owns or is otherwise responsible, continues to be permitted. This is in line with the published travel guidance.
The moving home guidance also advises that people can travel within and between areas of all levels (including levels 3 and 4) to view properties, but local restrictions or protection levels, particularly level 4 protections, may make it advisable to postpone viewings of properties, where this is possible. The Government are still asking people to remember that it is important for everyone’s safety that we all minimise such travel as much as possible.
While home moves and other activities can continue, this is provided that they can be carried out safely and is in the context that level 4 is the highest protection level and delaying visits to people’s homes should be considered where possible.
These measures are being kept under review, and you can check regularly on the links above for updates to the guidance.