Restrictions



The road(map) not taken

2nd March 2021

Johnson and Sturgeon took two very different approaches to announcing their lockdown easing roadmaps, but which was right? Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon have both announced their roadmaps for easing restrictions, a welcome hint towards a post-Covid world as we near the anniversary of the beginning of the first lockdown. Yet, the two announcements took ...


Open the gyms or sweat it out at home?

11th February 2021

Is it time to open up the gyms again? Our writer Rothery doesn’t think so, and here’s why. Exercise can have an incredible impact on our mental health and wellbeing, making gyms an important service for many people. Given that the gyms are currently closed in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19, a ...


How to wipe out humanity

9th February 2021

Covid-19 may not kill us all, but we’re not completely safe. Over the last 13 months, the world has become engrossed in the tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, as we enter 2021, we are in the third year during which this virus has shaped and shifted the very foundations of our society. As I ...


Spare a thought for shielders

10th November 2020

Katherine Prentice reflects on how difficult lockdown was as a shielder and why asking high-risk people to remain inside is a bad idea. Seemingly ever-changing and ever-more confusing restrictions related to the current pandemic have been wearing most of us down lately. Feeling so restricted and constantly having to readjust is hard. It may seem ...


Lockdown and loss: processing grief during a pandemic

10th November 2020

How has the pandemic affected the way that we grieve? Tara Gandhi shares her personal experience. Lockdown feels like it was a lifetime ago. Watching Tiger King, making that whipped coffee and entertaining the idea of learning Tik Tok dances could not be further from the situation we’re in now. The passage of time throughout ...


CAMRA warns continued pub closers are concerning

2nd November 2020

Restrictions “could be the end of Scotland’s pubs as we know them”, and threaten part-time jobs for students. As the closure of pubs in the central belt was extended for at least a week after the original end date of October 25th, CAMRA, a lobbying group for the pub sector, is concerned about the future ...


New student immigration visa route now available

10th October 2020

This new route will apparently streamline the visa application for students. New visa routes have recently been made available to international students looking to study in the UK. These routes, available to both undergraduate and child students, became accessible on 5 October, despite originally being planned to launch in January 2021. The new system is ...


NUS calls for additional support for students isolating

5th October 2020

Calls for consideration for student health and wellbeing have been made following the rise in numbers of students self-isolating. The National Union of Students Scotland (NUS Scotland) has made a call for additional support to be in place for students self-isolating. Matt Crilly, the NUS Scotland president, made a statement on the matter: “It is ...


Scotland introduces greater restrictions to combat Covid-19

22nd September 2020

The new restrictions will see pubs and restaurant having a 10pm curfew from Friday 25 September. Scotland has introduced greater lockdown restrictions as the nation sees a second wave in Covid-19 cases. Announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today, Scotland will see restrictions imposed which include a 10pm BST (9pm GMT) curfew on pubs and ...


Scotland introduces countrywide cap on numbers in social gatherings

10th September 2020

Restrictions are being reimposed to tackle the sharp rise in new cases in Scotland in recent weeks, as well as to avoid a second wave. Scotland is to introduce a new cap on social gatherings as the nation sees more cases of Covid-19, as Nicola Sturgeon announces that further plans to ease lockdown restrictions have ...