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Lockdown Roadmap for Scotland

Last Updated: 28th September 2021

All information is correct at the time of writing. We always recommend that you double-check any guidelines with your local authority/council

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Scotland has reached the final stage in the roadmap out of lockdown, where the majority of restrictions have been removed. Below, you will see the current government regulations in place. 

While the following should act as useful guidance, all restrictions will be kept under review to ensure that they remain proportionate and necessary to address the ongoing public health emergency. As always, you should follow the government guidelines to ensure you are following lockdown legislation.

09/08/2021 (Beyond Level 0) - The majority of lockdown restrictions will be removed. 

  • The legal requirement for social distancing and the limitations on gathering will be removed. 

  • All venues/businesses will lawfully be able to open.

  • Venues are still required to collect contact details for Test and Protect, and face coverings should continue to be worn indoors. 

  • Capacity limits of 2000 people indoors and 5000 people outdoors will remain in place.

  • These measures will be reviewed on a three weekly basis.

  • The government will continue to provide guidance for businesses to reduce the risk of transmission as much as possible. This includes regular hand washing and rigorous cleaning. 

01/10/2021 - The introduction of vaccine passports 

  • Vaccine passports will be required to enter large scale events. This includes unseated indoor live events for more than 500 people, and unseated outdoor live events for more than 4,000 people. 
  • Some people will be exempt, including under-18s, people taking part in vaccine trials and those unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons.
  • People can prove they're fully vaccinated by using the NHS Scotland Covid Status App (available from 30 September) to generate a QR code. A paper version is also available.

** The above information was correct at the time of writing. We always recommend that you double-check any guidelines with your local authority/council for up to date information.

** Visit Gov.scot for the full roadmap document