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Scotland's route map through and out of crisis

New measures introduced to drive down infection rate

Further measures to protect the population from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been announced by the First Minister today (Tuesday) as Scotland faces an upsurge in cases.

Inside people’s homes (from tomorrow, Wednesday 23 September 2020)

  • Do not meet people from any other households in your home or another person’s home socially, unless they are in your extended household
  • These rules also apply to children
  • Children whose parents do not live in the same household can move between homes, as can non-cohabiting couples
  • Very limited exemptions apply for childcare, and for tradespeople

Private gardens or public outdoors spaces (from tomorrow, Wednesday 23 September 2020)

  • A maximum of six people from two households can meet in outdoor spaces
  • You should limit as far as possible the total number of households you meet in a day
  • Under-12s do not count towards the maximum number of households or number of people who can meet outdoors. Under-12s do not have to physically distance
  • A maximum of six 12 to 17 year olds can meet in outdoor spaces, with no household limit. Physical distancing is still required

Indoors in public spaces (from tomorrow, Wednesday September 23 2020)

  • A maximum of six people from two households can meet in public indoor spaces such as cafes, pubs and restaurants
  • Children under 12 from those two households do not count towards the limits

Hospitality (from 00:01 Friday 25 September 2020)

  • Pubs, restaurants and all hospitality settings will be required to close at 10pm
  • Table service will continue to be required in all hospitality premises

Car sharing

  • You should only car share with members of your own, or extended, household, and follow guidance when there is no alternative


  • You must continue to work from home where practicable



Sector guidance for business

The Scottish Government has started to release sector guidance for business, including expectations for planning for restart while minimising transmission of the virus.  Considerations include:

  • assessing risk - involving the workforce in a risk based approach to a safer workplace
  • workforce planning - supporting those who should come to work, and those who should not
  • operational guide and checklist - changing the workplace environment to protect your workforce
  • deliveries, distribution and visitors -  protecting your workforce and those who come on-site
  • training and compliance

Links below and please contact with any questions or queries.

Sport and Leisure Facilities Guidance (comes into effect from 14 September 2020 or earlier)

Financial Services Sector Guidance

Retail Sector Guidance

Manufacturing Sector Guidance 

Construction Sector Guidance

Hospitality & Tourism Sector Guidance 

Waste Sector Guidance

Small and Micro Businesses Guidance

Guidance for Private Landlords and Letting Agents 

Guidance for Universities

Guidance for Colleges

Events Sector Guidance

Vehicle lessons 


Returning to work safely 


Phase 3: Business and Physical Distancing Guidance 

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