Wednesday 21 April

Moving to Level 3

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced details of the further relaxation of restrictions across Scotland.

From Monday 26 April, hospitality venues such as cafés, pubs and restaurants can reopen, along with tourist accommodation. Non-essential retail outlets and close contact services such as beauty salons can also reopen, in addition to indoor attractions and public buildings such as galleries, museums and libraries.

The First Minister confirmed that all parts of the country will move to Level 3 from Monday 26 April. The remaining travel restrictions within Scotland will be lifted and travel within the UK will be permitted for any purpose.

Further changes from 26 April include:
• adults on the shielding list can return to the workplace, if they cannot work from home, while children who have been shielding can return to school
• non-essential work inside people’s homes – such as painting, decorating or repairing – will be permitted, subject to mitigations
• non-essential informal childcare will resume
• driving lessons and tests can take place, while gyms and swimming pools can reopen for individual exercise
• the attendance limit for funerals and weddings – and related events such as receptions – will increase to 50
• cafés, pubs and restaurants can resume full outdoor service, subject to local licensing, and serve food indoors without alcohol until 8pm
• takeaways to resume normal service, with physical distancing and face masks in premises

Crieff Police Station Co-Location – Update

As many of you will be aware from previous circulations the Police Station at Crieff will be moving to 32 James Square, Crieff to co-locate with Perth and Kinross Council.

It has now been confirmed that work on this project will commence in the near future to adapt the building to accommodate the new Police Station. The target date for completion is June 2021 although this will be subject to change.

Whilst the existing station at Crieff has been a fixture in the town for many years, the building is no longer fit for purpose for modern policing. However, the new premises will maintain the police presence in the town centre and provide all the services currently available with the advantage of being co-located with a key partner agency.

As the project progresses further updates will be provided and once the opening date is confirmed this will be widely circulated for public awareness.

If anyone has any queries regarding this move please contact PI Craig Stephen, Kinross Police Station via the Community Police mailbox –