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Like most of mainland Scotland, Fife is now in Level 1

What can open at Level 1

Places and business that can open at Level 1 include:

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

What must close at Level 1

Places and business that must close at Level 1 include:

  • nightclubs and adult entertainment

This is not a full list. Please click here for more information.

Scottish Government coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out the rules on what you can and cannot do at www.gov.scot

Financial support for businesses


Visit FindBusinessSupport for more information on the various funding sources available to support businesses during Coronavirus.

For advice specific to Fife about business rates support and supplier relief assistance for contracted Fife Council suppliers, click on the tabs below.

The Scottish Goverment's Coronavirus (COVID-19): Strategic Framework Business Fund is available to businesses in Fife. See Business Gateway Fife for more information www.businessgatewayfife.com

General support for businesses

For more general support available to help manage the impact of coronavirus on your business visit FindBusinessSupport

For details of the Scottish Government's business helpline, Business Gateway Fife and the job matching service launched for the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region, click on the tabs below.

Advice for businesses

For more advice to help manage the impact of coronavirus on your business visit FindBusinessSupport

Find advice specific to Fife about key workers and licensing.

General environmental health and trading standards information can be found on our business section webpages.

The Scottish Government recently updated their Framework and provided indictive dates and guidelines for the easing of restriction. Further information can be found here

Businesses can access information about Covid-19 from the following organisations:
Scottish Government with Covid information at this link
Health & Safety Executive with Covid information at this link
Food Standards Scotland with Covid information at this link
Check In Scotland an option for Test & Protect records

For those in the Voluntary and/or Community based sectors the following links may also be of use:
SCVO with Covid information at this link
SCDC with Covid Information at this link

The Environmental Health and Trading Standards Teams can be contacted regarding Coronavirus matters by emailing Covid19.Enforcement@fife.gov.uk

All non-domestic premises are now required to calculate their physical distancing-based capacity to support safer reopening of premises in line with current guidelines.  More information can be found at the below links:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) protection levels: what you can do

Coronavirus (COVID-19): calculating physical distancing capacity in public settings

Events also need to consider their physical distancing-based capacity, in addition to the maximum attendance numbers for events outlined in the Scottish Government guidance for current Level of restrictions. More information can be found at the below links:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): events sector guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) stadia and live events guidance

The Building Standards & Public Safety can be contact regarding non-domestic premises physical based distancing matters by emailing BSS.Info@fife.gov.uk

The Events Team can be contacted regarding Events. Please see the events webpages for more information.

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NHS ScotGov coronavirus public info poster