New elements of this guidance are effective from 17 May 2021 and covers
- physical distance based capacity for non-domestic premises
- physical distance based capacity for life events
- physical distance based capacity for events
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.