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

Published: 26 Apr 2021
Last updated: 13 May 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
Life events

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Physical distance based capacity for life events

Life events are defined, for the purpose of this guidance, as:

They do not include other milestone events such as birthdays and other celebrations.

For prescribed life events (including wedding receptions) specific limits are set out in Coronavirus (COVID-19): local protection levels - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) guidance these limits are set out Table 1. 

Table 1: Attendance at life events

Level

Maximum attendees

Expected timing (subject to supportive data)

Level 4

20 (no post-funeral gatherings or wedding receptions)

Funerals now

Marriages now

Level 3

50 (alcohol permitted)

Now

Level 2

50 (alcohol permitted)

17 May

Level 1

100 (alcohol permitted)

Likely from early June

Level 0

200 (alcohol permitted)

Likely from end June

Premises can host life events attended by the maximum number of attendees, if this is within their calculated PDBC. Otherwise the number of attendees should be reduced accordingly, to accommodate physical distancing requirements.


First published: 26 Apr 2021 Last updated: 13 May 2021 -