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What May New Covid-19 Restrictions Mean for Skiing in Scotland?

The new rules have come into force this weekend and include travel restrictions. The resorts are not due to open until December, but an impact is already being felt.

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So far one of its five resorts, The Nevis Range, has said it will not open at the beginning of the season, Scottish ski resort cancels start to season.

New restrictions have just come into force and will remain in place until December 11th.

Cairngorm, Glencoe, Glenshee and The Lecht, are aiming for an opening on 19th December.

Ski resorts in Scotland

Ski resorts in Scotland

More than two million people in Scotland are now living under the country’s toughest level of coronavirus restrictions.

Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland

Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland

The new rules have been accompanied by a legally-enforced travel ban, which could see people fined by the police for going in or out of areas in Levels Three or Four of the country’s tiered system unless it is essential.

Heading off to the ski resorts is not considered essential.

People from elsewhere in Scotland should not travel to a Level Three or Four area.

There must be no non-essential travel between Scotland and other parts of the UK.

The guidance and advice for everyone in Scotland is not to travel abroad and not to take holidays overseas.

Some UK skiers and snowboarder, including us at PlanetSKI, has been looking at skiing in Scotland this coming winter.

Skiing in Scotland in Covid-19 Times

PlanetSKI in Glenshee

PlanetSKI in Glenshee

The extension of restrictions is not exactly a move in the right direction by the season continues to Spring so we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Any move to retain or extend the restrictions will be done by the authorities to battle the pandemic which is rising at an alarming rate in Scotland.

A poll commissioned by BBC Scotland suggested people are largely supportive of the Scottish government’s handling of the pandemic and the need for strict rules.

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has said that the Level Four restrictions will definitely be lifted on 11th December, with each of the affected council areas then being placed in either Level Two or Three.

Tier restrictions in Scotland

Tier restrictions in Scotland.

 

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