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Due to the Scottish Governments announcement on Tuesday 24th November 2020.
We have made adjustments to our Bar & Restaurant opening hours, operations and policies in line with this week’s latest restrictions set out by The Scottish Government.
From Tuesday 24th November 2020 each area of Scotland has been assigned to a COVID protection level. The Scottish Borders has been placed into Level two tier which means the below has now changed.
In line with the new restrictions set out by the Scottish Governments Alcohol is only permitted indoors with main course meal.
19:00 last entry inside the Tavern Bar & Restaurant.
20:00 the Tavern Bar & Restaurant must vacated by all customers.
Last entry to the Tavern Patio will be 20:15
The Patio will be close at 21:00 and must be vacated by all customers at this time.
We will continue to do takeaways during this time these can still be ordered/paid for by calling 01835 830271 during Bar & Restaurant opening times.
Current restrictions including a maximum of Six people from a maximum of two households are still in place.
Our outdoor patio area is now strictly NON-SMOKING, we ask customers to use the new designated smoking area which is clearly marked.
We will continue to ask all customers when entering the Tavern Bar & Restaurant to wear a face mask.
You will have to wear a face mask when moving around the Bar & Restaurant for example (heading to the bathroom or leaving the premises).
Please be aware that everything is taking slightly longer than normal, Our team are working as fast as they possibly can to provide the best service we can offer at this time.
Government regulations on COVID-19 are changing frequently. Before you travel, you need to ensure you have checked and understood the relevant regulations applicable to you, your location, your destination and the make-up of your party and it is your responsibility to comply with such regulations.
We have set out below our understanding of the regulations relevant to party size and regional restrictions for Scotland as of Tuesday 24th November 2020.
Please note that the below is not legal advice and you must make sure you familiarise yourself with the relevant government regulations.
The main announcements in the First Ministers statement to parliament were as follows:
There will be a new five level system for Scotland has come into place from Monday 2nd November at 6am.
Nicola Sturgeon the First Minister of Scotland has stated that the level a local authority will be placed in will be reviewed on a weekly Basis. The proposals will be put to Parliament every Tuesday and the changes will take effect every Friday. Premises will therefore have three days warning of changes coming into effect.
The next update will be Tuesday 1st December 2020, changes will come into effect from Friday 4th December 2020 and it will follow that pattern weekly thereafter.
There will be no automatic application of a single statistic – the First Minister said these only inform and guide and the Scottish Government will, at first, be deliberately cautious. The hope is to slow rate of new cases and the overall aim is to get every Council area to level 1 then level 0 of the framework.
The Scottish Government do not rule out further restrictions – including closure – if guidance on hygiene, facemasks, social distancing are not complied with.
Visiting other households indoors are still not permitted in Scotland including Self Catering Accommodation’s & Caravan Parks.
Check current travel restrictions in your area below
Scotland Click Here
England Click Here
Wales Click Here
The ASSC has obtained legal clarification from the Scottish Government that the bans on visiting other households indoors has now been extended to self-catering accommodations. This is also the case for all private dwellings: hotels, hostels, members clubs, boarding houses or bed and breakfasts. The new restrictions apply to people’s homes and commercial accommodation businesses.
Self-catering businesses, like others within the tourism and hospitality sector, remain open to receive visitors if existing guidelines are adhered to.