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Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you can and cannot do

Includes information on seeing friends and family, travel, and guidance for students on visits home.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you can and cannot do
Gatherings and occasions

Gatherings and occasions

Weddings, civil partnerships and funerals

Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and funerals should have no more than 20 people indoors or outdoors.

These events must comply with COVID-19 secure guidance and physical distancing.

Wedding receptions and wakes in regulated settings such as hospitality venues can take place with a maximum of 20 people.

These maximum number limits include children.

There are no restrictions on how far you can travel within Scotland to go to a funeral service, marriage or civil partnership ceremony. You can also travel to and from others parts of the UK to attend a funeral.

For weddings and civil partnership ceremonies, you can travel to and from other parts of the UK, provided there are no local restrictions in place advising against travel.

If you are travelling from overseas you must follow the rules on movement and self-isolation for travellers entering the UK.

If you're travelling abroad for a funeral, check foreign travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

See: guidance on funeral services in Scotland.

Places of worship

Places of worship can re-open for communal services and prayer. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 50.

See: guidance for the safe use of places of worship

First published: 27 Sep 2020 Last updated: 27 Sep 2020 -