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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 3: staying safe and protecting others

Rules on staying safe and protecting others to help suppress coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 3: staying safe and protecting others
Overview

Overview

To stay safe and protect others we must minimise the opportunity for Coronavirus (COVID-19) to spread from one person to another.

New rules mean that you must not make indoor social visits to other households. To stay safe and protect others, please follow these stricter rules now. From 25 September, pubs, bars and restaurants must close at 10pm. Read more about the new measures. This guide is currently under review.

The current status of the epidemic in Scotland means that the changes in Phase 3 are being introduced in stages, rather than all at once. Further details of our plans for this phase are included in the Coronavirus Phase 3 Route Map update

The following guidance applies from 14 September.

Please follow this guidance and consider your safety - and the safety of others - at all times.

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection.

In Phase 3 regulations are still in place:

  • stopping some types of gatherings
  • closing certain businesses, premises and venues

Every person in Scotland should comply with the measures that affect them.

Local measures: if you are affected by additional COVID-19 restrictions in your local area you should comply with these measures.

The relevant authorities, including the police, have been given the powers to enforce the regulations – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

The measures are in force for 6 months in the first instance, unless revoked. They are reviewed at least once every 21 days.


First published: 22 Sep 2020 Last updated: 22 Sep 2020 -