Home moves still permitted in Scotland through tier system

The Scottish Government has confirmed that as from today, 2 November 2020, a new five-tier system applies to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 but will allow house moves to continue.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on moving home has been updated to reflect the new framework and makes clear that home moves will continue to be permitted, provided they can be carried out safely. People can move home in all protection tiers, and to and from areas with different tiers.  

Agents are asked to work from home wherever possible regardless of which tier applies to the area they work in. Agents are also asked to consider whether they can postpone a move and related activities in areas subject to tier 4 protections.  

Businesses can also continue to support people to move home in all areas, following relevant guidance, including the Scottish Government’s latest guidance for employers and businesses on returning to work safely during COVID-19.

With the situation constantly evolving, agents should ensure they are following the latest guidance and keep up to date with the latest public health advice.

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