Find out changes to our services and advice in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please note, all Perth & Kinross Council offices are currently closed to the public.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What you need to know

Coronavirus vaccinations

More than 4.5 million people in Scotland will receive Coronavirus vaccinations.

In Perth and Kinross, vaccinations are being delivered through GP surgeries and through three Community Vaccination Centres in Perth, Blairgowrie and Pitlochry.

Please visit our vaccinations page for more information or vaccination volunteers page to find out how you can help deliver the vaccination programme.

For more information about eligibility and the invitation process, please visit the NHS Tayside website.

Further relaxation of restrictions from Saturday 5 June

From Saturday 5 June 2021, a further relaxation of restrictions came into effect as Perth and Kinross and a number of other areas of mainland Scotland moved to Level 1. The key changes are as follows:

  • you can meet socially in groups:
    • of up to 6 people from 3 households in your home or theirs - and can stay overnight
    • of up to 8 people from 3 households in an indoor public place like a café, pub or restaurant
    • of up to 12 people from 12 households outdoors in your garden or a public place
  • under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting outside but do count towards the number of households indoors
  • you do not need to physically distance from family and friends in a private home
  • you can travel anywhere in Scotland in Levels 0, 1 or 2 but must not enter a Level 3 or 4 area unless for a permitted reason
  • you can travel anywhere in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands - before you travel you must check the travel rules in those countries
  • you can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild
  • up to 100 people can attend weddings and funerals
  • tradespeople can carry out any work and repairs in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing
  • you should work from home where possible

What can open at Level 1

  • cafés, pubs and restaurants
  • all shops and stores
  • all close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
  • gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools
  • soft play centres
  • tourist accommodation
  • all visitor attractions
  • all public buildings like libraries and community centres
  • all entertainment (except nightclubs and adult entertainment)
  • stadiums and events - with maximum numbers

What must close at Level 1

  • nightclubs and adult entertainment

Further information on the changes to restrictions is available from the Scottish Government website.

Latest updates on public health

The latest updates on public health advice for coronavirus can be found on the NHSInform website and a free helpline has been set up for those who do not have symptoms but are looking for general health advice: 0800 028 2816.

Test and Protect

Everyone is encouraged to get tested, as around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms. Testing is free and results are available in around 30 minutes. See the Scottish Government website for more guidance on getting tested.

Further information about the approach to tackling coronavirus in Scotland is available, in a range of community languages on our Test and Protect page.

If you are identified as a close contact of someone with coronavirus you must self-isolate for 10 days.

Wearing of face coverings

Most people must wear a face mask or covering when in retail premises or on public transport.

However, those with certain health conditions or hidden disabilities (as well as children under 5) are exempt from this.

People may have an acceptable reason not to wear a face covering if:

  • They have a health condition where a face covering would be inappropriate because it would cause pain, severe distress or anxiety
  • They cannot apply a covering and wear it in the proper manner safely and consistently
  • They need to take medication
  • They need to communicate with another who relies on lip reading
  • They need to eat or drink
  • They are a child under the age of five

More information about exemptions is available from the Scottish Government website, where you can also download an Exemption from Face Covering Badge for your mobile phone or to print out. 

Council services and advice

View updates and services affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) below:

Contact details

Coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline

Tel 0345 30 111 00