FOLLOWING yesterday’s announcement that will see Renfrewshire enter level four restrictions there have been mixed views.

Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the move yesterday which will see limitations close to a full lockdown with non-essential shops, leisure facilities, pubs and restaurants shut for three weeks.

A “short and sharp” period of tough restrictions was explained my Ms Sturgeon as a necessary step in a bid to loosen restrictions for Christmas.

We asked our readers what they are most concerned about following the news and they had plenty to say…

Unsurprisingly, schools were high on the agenda as the educations hubs will remain open during level four- a key difference compared to full lockdown in Spring.

Yvonne Pryde commented: “Secondary schools still being open”

Julie Mcdonald wrote: “My kids still have to go to school but I am extreme high risk, makes no sense at all”

While Kaye Murney said: “Shut the schools for 3 weeks and the rates will plummet.:

The effect of tight restrictions on people’s mental health was also a topic of concern.

Ami Reynolds wrote: “Mental health and the lack of services available to help”

Jacqui Petrie commented: “Escalating mental health issues and loneliness for those living alone”.

Elaine R Weird: “Jobs, too many have lost jobs and many more jobs will be lost, for some companies this [time] is the biggest earner to see them through winter”.

Uncertainty over the future of businesses forced to close under level four restrictions was also debated.

Alexis Alexander commented: “I own a toyshop in the centre of Glasgow. Not opening in the run up to Christmas will possibly put us out of business.”

“My business closing for the second time this year. Hopefully is is just three weeks.”

Fiona Macfarlan: “The after effect of loss of business…thousands of empty shops, hundreds of thousands more unemployed and high streets that are like ghost towns.”

Have your say or browse through all the comments and concerns here.