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Coronavirus (COVID-19): calculating physical distancing capacity in public settings

Published: 26 Apr 2021
Last updated: 16 Jun 2021 - see all updates

Guidance on how to work out the maximum number of people who can physically distance within a public setting including businesses, places of worship and public events.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): calculating physical distancing capacity in public settings
Overview

15 page PDF

148.2 kB

Overview

New elements of this guidance are effective from 17 May 2021 and covers

This guidance is designed to support safer reopening of premises. It highlights the importance of, and supports, the implementation of physical distancing in order to supress the virus. It is supplementary to existing guidance. Existing sectoral guidance can be found at: Coronavirus (COVID-19): creating and maintaining safer workplaces - gov.scot (www.gov.scot). Premises may want to refer to specific sectoral guidance in the first instance.

This guidance is based on physical distancing standards which have been in place since summer 2020 and the guidance in this document does not change the policy or regulatory position on physical distancing requirements. This guidance is designed to support public settings to consider their capacity taking into account these existing requirements. Where premises have fully considered physical distancing rules in line with their sectoral guidance and taking account of their unique business layouts and flows we do not expect premises to adjust these calculations.


First published: 26 Apr 2021 Last updated: 16 Jun 2021 -