Changes to Rules 10 September
The following changes have a confirmed date of Monday 14 September but we are encouraged to follow them immediately.
- Revised social gathering rules: 6 people from up to 2 households can meet socially. (Under 12s from the 2 households are not counted within this limit). This applies in all locations – for example at home, in hospitality or outdoors in a park or garden. Limited exemptions apply.
- Attendance limit for weddings, funerals and civil partnerships remains at 20. Receptions and wakes are permitted in regulated settings (e.g. hospitality venues) also with a limit of 20 people. (Social gathering rules apply elsewhere.)
- Face coverings are mandatory in indoor hospitality venues for staff and customers when not eating and drinking (e.g. when entering a venue). Limited exemptions apply.
The number of people allowed to meet up in Scotland has been cut to six amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic “accelerating”.
It came as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a “tightening and extension” of lockdown rules.
Changes planned for later in September have been put back to October.
It means that theatres, live music venues, indoor soft play facilities and indoor contact sports for people aged over 12 will not now open next Monday.
The size of groups which can meet in homes, gardens, pubs or restaurants has been cut to six people from two households.
And spectators will not be able to return to sports stadia and other venues over the next three weeks – although two pilot events due take place at the weekend will still happen.
Ms Sturgeon said the move was aimed at helping to “reduce transmission but also simplify he rules as much as possible”.
Ms Sturgeon also said the reopening of offices and call centres will “definitely not take place” before October, saying that “for now, working from home will remain the default position”.
This will be updated as details become available.