Restrictions brought in to combat the Omicron variant before Christmas will be lifted across Scotland from next Monday, with nightclubs re-opening, social distancing rules in bars and restaurants shelved and large indoor events resuming.
- We are being urged to remain “cautious” about socialising in larger groups
- To continue to work from home and use face coverings
- Vaccine passports will remain in use for large-scale events.
The remaining statutory measures introduced in response to Omicron will be lifted from next Monday, 24 January. They are
- limits on indoor public events
- the requirement for one metre physical distancing between different groups in indoor public places
- the requirement for table service in hospitality premises serving alcohol on the premises
- and the closure of nightclubs
From Monday, the guidance asking people to stick to a three household limit on indoor gatherings will also be lifted
THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS REMAIN
- Face coverings remain mandatory in public indoor settings and public transport.
- Businesses and organisations should still stick to guidance on minimising the spread of the virus.
- Hospitality businesses must continue to collect contact details for customers to help the effective operation of Test & Protect.