On Wednesday 7 October, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in parliament that action was needed now in order to prevent a return to the peak level of Covid-19 infections that Scotland experienced in the spring.
Ms Sturgeon outlined a number of rules for the country, with hospitality venues instructed to close at 6pm.
However, the central belt of Scotland was issued with even stricter measures due to “higher levels of infection” and all licensed pubs and restaurants in five health boards must close for 16 days.
As the restrictions for pubs and restaurants come into effect from Friday 9 October for two weeks, what are the rules for gyms, fitness centres and sport in central Scotland?
This is what you need to know.