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The Impact of Household Restrictions to Self-Catering in Scotland

“While the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers welcomes the reopening of parts of Scotland’s tourism and hospitality sectors, there remains an urgent need for more clarity as to when larger self-catering properties can welcome multiple households again. 

“Our sector, and especially those larger businesses within it, also needs further financial support from the Scottish Government, which we believe must continue until Scotland reaches level zero and beyond to normality.

“What we can guarantee at the moment, is that our guests and visitors can rely on Scotland’s self-caterers to provide them with a safe, hygienic, and minimal risk environment in which they can enjoy a well-deserved and much-needed break.” Fiona Campbell, Chief Executive, Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers.

Indicatively,  from 17 May – four guests from two households can stay overnight in self-catering (in line with ‘up to four people from two households can socialise indoors in a private home or public space’). This is either 4/2 or a single household.  If you have a large household (more than 4 people) you can’t add anybody else.  The only exception would be if they are in an existing support bubble with the main household.

“If circumstances permit, I can confirm that it would be the intention to move to level 1 on Monday 7 June, before then I hope moving to level 0 in late June – and then as we go into the deeper part of the summer, to something much more like normality, over the course of July.” First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Indicatively, from 7th June – Up to 6 people from up to 3 households can stay in self-catering accommodation.

Indicatively, level zero by late June – Maximum of 8 people from up to 4 households.*

(*Children 12 years and under not included)

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