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Further Restrictions to Social Gatherings

The First Minister has confirmed today that Scotland is to remain in Phase 3 of the route map out of lockdown.

Further actions including those detailed below are also being taken to help suppress the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • The limit on the number of people who can meet socially indoors or outdoors will be reduced from a maximum of eight people to six people, and they should come from no more than two households down from three previously. This applies in people’s homes and gardens as well as in hospitality and public spaces such as parks.
  • Face coverings will be mandated for customers and staff in indoor hospitality. There will be an exemption for when customers are eating and drinking. Staff in non-public facing roles, such as kitchen staff, will also be exempt where face coverings may present health and safety issues due to the nature of roles. Exemptions for vulnerable groups/individuals will also apply to hospitality settings. Regulations will the take effect on Monday 14 September.
  • The cautious approach to any further opening up of economic or social activity will continue and the route map changes that were previously given an indicative date of 14 September will now be assigned a new indicative date of 5 October.

Further details are available here.

The ASSC will issue further detail in due course, once we have more.

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