Comment on 1st June Covid Levels Update


Categories: Coronavirus (COVID-19), SNP Scottish Government

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today given an update on Scotland’s fight against Covid-19.

Stirling, along with several other local authority areas, will remain at Level 2 of Scotland’s Strategic Framework. You can read more about what this means here.

Alyn Smith MP said: 

‘This is obviously disappointing, but we need to proceed with additional caution at this stage of fighting the pandemic.

‘Whilst other areas of the country will enter Level 1 restrictions over the weekend, the case rate in Stirling, and the picture that it paints for us, means the sensible thing to do would be to remain in Level 2 for a little while longer to ensure we’re driving down the spread of Covid in our communities. 

‘The rollout of the vaccine has meant that this rise in case numbers does not mean that we need to go back into a full lockdown – just a few months ago this was not the case. 

‘Therefore, I’m urging residents and visitors to follow all the rules and advice, and to also take up the vaccine when it becomes available to you. In addition to this, I must highlight the importance of testing. Regular Lateral Flow Tests are available to order online to do at home – and PCR test sites continue to operate in the Stirling area. These are an important factor in identifying where the virus is and defeating it.

‘If we stick with it, I’m confident we will see case numbers fall locally, which will mean further restrictions being lifted’


You can read a summary of the current Levels status by local authority here: