Mainland Scotland – Changes 19 July

Mainland Scotland will move to Level 0 on Monday 19 July. Mull & Iona are already in Level 0

  • Physical distancing in Level 0 will reduce to 1 metre in all indoor public settings and outdoors.
  • Informal social gatherings of up to 15 people from 15 households will be permitted outdoors without physical distancing.
  • Gatherings of up to 10 people from four households will be permitted in all indoor public settings with 1 metre physical distancing.
  • Under-12s will no longer count towards the number of households that can gather indoors in public spaces and homes
  • Hospitality settings can open till midnight, if their current licence permits that, and customers will no longer be required to pre-book a two-hour slot to go to a pub or restaurant but will still be required to provide contact details to assist Test & Protect
  • Up to 200 people will be able to gather at weddings and funerals
  • Employers are asked to continue to support home working where possible until we move beyond Level 0.

International Travel

  • Travellers who are fully vaccinated through a UK vaccination programme and children arriving into Scotland from Amber List countries will no longer be required to self-isolate and take a day eight test, but adults and children over 12 will still take tests before travelling and on day two after arrival.
    Anyone testing positive for or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will still require to isolate for 10 days.

At Risk Groups

  • A survey is being launched for those at highest risk from COVID-19 to gather views on what additional support might be needed as restrictions ease.

Restrictions to remain in place

  • The wearing of face coverings will remain mandatory “for some time to come”,
  • The gradual return to working from offices will be postponed until 9 August

We are easing restrictions next week but we are not abandoning them” – First Minister 13 July.