Scottish Government Update: 1 December 2020

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Scottish Government Update: 1 December 2020

Posted: 02/12/2020

JudoScotland members may have followed the announcement by the First Minister yesterday, that the Scottish Government have made no changes to Scotland's Covid-19 alert levels, following its recent review.

Which Level is my Local Authority/Judo Club in?

The table below reflects yesterday’s update provided by the Scottish Government and the tier/level restrictions applicable to specific local authorities and JudoScotland member clubs.

Tier/Level Local Authority
Level Four  East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian.
Level Three  Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, Perth & Kinross.
Level Two Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Argyll & Bute, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, East Lothian.
Level One  Highland, Moray, Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles.


Updated Travel Guidance

Subsequent to the update provided yesterday, JudoScotland has also received updated travel guidance - in relation to travel connected to sport and physical activity in Level 3 and 4 areas - from sportscotland. This has arisen from their on-going work with the Scottish Government and the recent publication of the legal text on travel restrictions within Scotland.

JudoScotland has now updated its COVID-19 resources to reflect these updates and these can be accessed here:


As a general summary to the revised travel guidance:

  • If you live in a Level 3 or Level 4 local authority area you can take part in organised sport, activity or exercise in that area as detailed in the JudoScotland guidance;
  • You should however, not travel out of your local government area, if it is at Level 3 or 4, to undertake organised sport, activity or exercise (the exception to this being that  under 18’s in a level 3 area can travel into other areas for permitted organised sport, activity and exercise);
  • At Level 3 and 4 you can travel to a place up to 5 miles outside your local government area to take part in informal exercise (household rules apply) as long as you start and finish at the same place. 


We would ask that JudoScotland members please note that the revised travel regulations are now legally enforceable within Scotland.

Additional support continues to be available by contacting a member of JudoScotland staff:

  • Sam Ingram, Regional Development Officer e:; m: 07738 846529
  • Luke Struthers, Regional Development Officer e:; m: 07738 846527
  • Tony Penfold, Head of Business Delivery e:; m: 07949 888074