Scotland to move beyond level 0 on 9 August

Yesterday (3 Aug 2021) Scotland’s First Minister confirmed that Scotland is to ‘move beyond level 0’, although ‘some protective measures will stay in place’.

The legal requirement for physical distancing and limits on gatherings will be removed on 9 August when all venues across Scotland are able to re-open.

Some protective measures will stay in place such as the use of face coverings indoors and the collection of contact details as part of Test and Protect. Capacity limits of 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 people outdoors will also remain (with possible exceptions). These will be reviewed on a three weekly basis to ensure they remain proportionate.

Adults identified as close contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will also no longer be automatically required to self-isolate for 10 days from 9 August. Anyone who is double-vaccinated with at least two weeks passed since their second dose and who has no symptoms will be able to end self-isolation if they return a negative PCR test.

Test and Protect will also implement revised guidance for under 18s.

Read the Government’s press release here.