Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's route map - indicative dates for the remainder of Phase 2 and early Phase 3

This publication sets out indicative dates for amendments to current restrictions planned for the remainder of Phase 2 and early in Phase 3, to assist businesses, individuals and organisations to prepare.

Guide to re-opening and scaling up over the rest of Phase 2 and early Phase 3.

Indicative dates: confirmation subject to relevant evidence reviews and phase criteria being met. Not all detail is shown below. Please refer to any relevant guidance.

Monday 29 June

Indoor (non-office) workplaces resume once relevant guidance is implemented.

Includes: factories, warehouses, labs and research facilities.

Excludes: indoor workplaces due to open in Phase 3 (e.g. non-essential offices and call-centres).

Street-access retail can re-open once guidance is implemented. Interiors of shopping centres/malls remain closed for non-essential shops until Phase 3.

Outdoor markets can re-open once guidance is implemented.

Relaxation on restrictions on housing moves.

Outdoor sports courts can re-open.

Playgrounds can re-open.

Registration offices open for high priority tasks.

Marriages & civil partnerships allowed with minimal attendees - outdoors only.

Zoos and garden attractions can open for local access only (broadly within 5 miles) in this phase

Phase 2 - Indicative Dates

Travel distance restriction relaxed - 3 July

Self-catering accommodation and second homes (without shared facilities) permitted - 3 July

Outdoor hospitality (subject to physical distancing rules and public health advice) - 6 July

Phase 3 - Indicative Dates

People can meet in extended groups outdoors (with physical distancing) - 10 July

Households can meet indoors with up to a maximum of two other households (with physical distancing) - 10 July

Organised outdoor contact sports can resume for children and young people (subject to guidance) - 13 July

All dental practices begin to see registered patients for non-aerosol routine care. Work will begin to return aerosol generating procedures to practice safely - 13 July

Increasing capacity within community optometry practices for emergency and essential eye care - 13 July

Non-essential shops inside shopping centres can re-open (following guidance and with physical distancing) - 13 July

All holiday accommodation permitted (following relevant guidance) - 15 July

Indoor hospitality (subject to physical distancing rules and public health advice) - 15 July

Hairdressers and barbers - with enhanced hygiene measures - 15 July

Museums, galleries, cinemas, monuments, libraries - with physical distancing and other measures (e.g. ticketing in advance) - 15 July

All childcare providers can open subject to individual provider arrangements - 15 July

Phase 3 - Advice on dates at 9 July Review (unlikely to be before 23 July)

Non-essential offices and call centres can re-open following implementation of relevant guidance (including on physical distancing). Working from home and working flexibly remain the default

Universities and colleges - phased return with blended model of remote learning and limited on campus learning where a priority. Public health measures (including physical distancing) in place.

Places of worship can re-open for congregational services, communal prayer and contemplation with physical distancing and limited numbers

Easing of restrictions on attendance at funerals, marriages, civil partnerships, with physical distancing (limited numbers).

Following will be subject to further public health advice:

Live events (outdoors) - with physical distancing and restricted numbers.

Live events (indoors) - with physical distancing and restricted numbers.

Indoor gyms - with physical distancing.

Other personal retail services - with enhanced hygiene measures.

Other indoor entertainment venues (e.g. nightclubs, bingo, theatres, music venues).

Public services continue to scale up and re-open safely

Schools: 11 August: Schools should be preparing for children to be able to return to school full time in August (conditional upon ongoing scientific and health advice). This date may fall in Phase 3 or Phase 4, depending on broader progress. The blended model of schooling remains a contingency plan.

Shielding: The changes set out here do not apply to people who have been advised to shield. Their advice is to continue to shield until 31 July, although outdoor exercise and meeting people from another household in groups of up to 8 people is allowed, provided people follow strict physical distancing. We will continue to review the evidence leading up to 31 July and will continue to refine the advice as and when clinicians recommend it. By 31 July we will have put in place a new approach to shielding that will support people to make more individual decisions based on an understanding of their own risk profile and what matters to them, rather than blanket advice for the whole population.



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