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11/09/2020

ASSC SECTORAL SURVEY: THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL GATHERING RULES TO SELF-CATERING IN SCOTLAND

The Scottish Government has restricted the limit for groups meeting up (indoors and outdoors) to a maximum of 6 people from 2 different households, with children under 12 exempt. 

This is now a legal requirement and every individual must follow the rules: both guests and businesses. Businesses can not accept bookings from groups that are clearly exceeding the limit.

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has undertaken a survey in light of the Scottish Government’s announcement. This ran for 24 hours, closing at 8pm on 11th September, eliciting 538 responses.

In financial terms, 20 per cent of respondents said that they had lost over £5,000 in a three-week period with 12 per cent reporting losses in excess of £10,000. In six weeks, the losses pile up to £5K for 22 per cent and more than £10,000 for 26 per cent of those asked. In other words, 84 per cent of our members expect to make losses in three weeks and the same percentage also anticipate increased losses in six weeks.

Survey Overview

The ASSC ran a survey in light of the Scottish Government’s announcement of restrictions to social gatherings. The limit for groups meeting up (indoors and outdoors) is now a maximum of 6 people from 2 different households, with children under 12 exempt. 

  • This was publicised via ASSC newsletters, as well as on the ASSC’s social media pages on Twitter and Facebook.
  • In 24 hours, the online survey elicited 538 responses from self-caterers in Scotland, from both ASSC members and non-ASSC members alike.
  • The survey closed at 8pm on 11th

Read the full survey:

ASSC Sectoral Survey on Social Gathering Restrictions

We have provided an infographic to help communicate the Rule of Six restrictions to guests. Either a pdf or a jpg can be downloaded and used freely across all channels: ruleof6_infographic

 

 

 

 

 

 

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