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Scotland's route map through and out of crisis

Today [2 July] the First Minister announced an update on the approach to physical distancing in Scotland. 

On 24 June, the First Minister provided an update on Scotland’s plan for easing lockdown including indicative dates into phases 2 and 3.  From Monday 29 June 2020:

  • Indoor (non-office) workplaces resume once relevant guidance is implemented.
  • Includes: factories, warehouses, labs and research facilities.
  • Excludes: indoor workplaces due to open in Phase 3 (e.g. non-essential offices and call-centres).
  • Street-access retail can re-open once guidance is implemented. Interiors of shopping centres/malls remain closed for non-essential shops until Phase 3.
  • Outdoor markets can re-open once guidance is implemented.
  • Relaxation on restrictions on housing moves.
  • Outdoor sports courts can re-open.
  • Playgrounds can re-open.
  • Registration offices open for high priority tasks.
  • Marriages & civil partnerships allowed with minimal attendees - outdoors only.
  • Zoos and garden attractions can open for local access only (broadly within 5 miles) in this phase

Phase 2 - Indicative Dates

  • Travel distance restriction relaxed - 3 July
  • Self-catering accommodation and second homes (without shared facilities) permitted - 3 July
  • Outdoor hospitality (subject to physical distancing rules and public health advice) - 6 July
  • Phase 3 - Indicative Dates
    People can meet in extended groups outdoors (with physical distancing) - 10 July
  • Households can meet indoors with up to a maximum of two other households (with physical distancing) - 10 July
  • Organised outdoor contact sports can resume for children and young people (subject to guidance) - 13 July
  • All dental practices begin to see registered patients for non-aerosol routine care. Work will begin to return aerosol generating procedures to practice safely - 13 July
  • Increasing capacity within community optometry practices for emergency and essential eye care - 13 July
  • Non-essential shops inside shopping centres can re-open (following guidance and with physical distancing) - 13 July
  • All holiday accommodation permitted (following relevant guidance) - 15 July
  • Indoor hospitality (subject to physical distancing rules and public health advice) - 15 July
  • Hairdressers and barbers - with enhanced hygiene measures - 15 July
  • Museums, galleries, cinemas, monuments, libraries - with physical distancing and other measures (e.g. ticketing in advance) - 15 July
  • All childcare providers can open subject to individual provider arrangements - 15 July]

Phase 3 - Indicative Dates

  • People can meet in extended groups outdoors (with physical distancing) - 10 July
  • Households can meet indoors with up to a maximum of two other households (with physical distancing) - 10 July
  • Organised outdoor contact sports can resume for children and young people (subject to guidance) - 13 July
  • All dental practices begin to see registered patients for non-aerosol routine care. Work will begin to return aerosol generating procedures to practice safely - 13 July
  • Increasing capacity within community optometry practices for emergency and essential eye care - 13 July
  • Non-essential shops inside shopping centres can re-open (following guidance and with physical distancing) - 13 July
  • All holiday accommodation permitted (following relevant guidance) - 15 July
  • Indoor hospitality (subject to physical distancing rules and public health advice) - 15 July
  • Hairdressers and barbers - with enhanced hygiene measures - 15 July
  • Museums, galleries, cinemas, monuments, libraries - with physical distancing and other measures (e.g. ticketing in advance) - 15 July
  • All childcare providers can open subject to individual provider arrangements - 15 July

 

Phase 3 - Advice on dates at 9 July Review (unlikely to be before 23 July)

  • Non-essential offices and call centres can re-open following implementation of relevant guidance (including on physical distancing). Working from home and working flexibly remain the default
  • Universities and colleges - phased return with blended model of remote learning and limited on campus learning where a priority. Public health measures (including physical distancing) in place.
  • Places of worship can re-open for congregational services, communal prayer and contemplation with physical distancing and limited numbers
  • Easing of restrictions on attendance at funerals, marriages, civil partnerships, with physical distancing (limited numbers).
  • Following will be subject to further public health advice:
    Live events (outdoors) - with physical distancing and restricted numbers.
  • Live events (indoors) - with physical distancing and restricted numbers.
  • Indoor gyms - with physical distancing.
  • Other personal retail services - with enhanced hygiene measures.
  • Other indoor entertainment venues (e.g. nightclubs, bingo, theatres, music venues).

Public services continue to scale up and re-open safely
Schools: 11 August: Schools should be preparing for children to be able to return to school full time in August (conditional upon ongoing scientific and health advice). This date may fall in Phase 3 or Phase 4, depending on broader progress. The blended model of schooling remains a contingency plan.

Shielding: The changes set out here do not apply to people who have been advised to shield. Their advice is to continue to shield until 31 July, although outdoor exercise and meeting people from another household in groups of up to 8 people is allowed, provided people follow strict physical distancing. We will continue to review the evidence leading up to 31 July and will continue to refine the advice as and when clinicians recommend it. By 31 July we will have put in place a new approach to shielding that will support people to make more individual decisions based on an understanding of their own risk profile and what matters to them, rather than blanket advice for the whole population.

Please find links to the key documents below:

Full report

Coronavirus (COVID-19): returning to work safely 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying at home and away from others (physical distancing)

Glasgow City Council: City Services Group

Joint Statement

Transport Transition Plan

 

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 resiliencesupport@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com with any questions or queries.

Retail sector guidance

Manufacturing sector guidance 

Construction sector guidance

Tourism and Hospitality sector guidance

The Scottish Government has confirmed (11 June)  that phase 2 of the construction sector's plan (soft re-start) may commence from 11 June, provided that it follows guidance on the safety and welfare of the workforce and the public.

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