Government guidelines mean you can only leave home for work purposes where it is unreasonable for you to do your job from home, including but not limited to people who work within critical national infrastructure, construction or manufacturing that require in-person attendance. There were rumours that construction may be forced to shut down in Scotland.
Tradespeople are also able to work in other people’s homes while adhering to covid secure guidelines and builders merchants and specialist distributors will be able to remain open. However, industry sources reveal that in areas of high infection merchants are facing staffing challenges.
The latest lockdown will be reviewed regularly but is expected to remain in place until the middle of February but could extend into the spring.