Guide to re-opening and scaling up over the remainder of Phase 3.
Not all details are shown. Please refer to guidance and Q&A for more details. Relevant guidance and public health advice (such as physical distancing rules and enhanced hygiene measures) will apply to all changes shown below.
These indicative dates will be delayed if the status of the epidemic deteriorates in Scotland.
Pause Shielding from 1 August.
Relax certain restrictions on some support groups and services and for sports coaches – once relevant guidance is implemented, from 3 August.
Routine eye care services can be provided within community optometry practices and in patients' own homes, from 3 August.
From 11 August: Children to be able to return to school full time. Expect a phased return over the week with all children back by 18 August.
Urgent dental care involving aerosols may begin to be provided in practices for NHS patients from 17 August.
20 August Review
Indicative date: Monday 24 August
Live events (outdoor) – with physical distancing, enhanced hygiene, and restricted numbers – following guidance.
Organised contact sports (outdoors) – all ages – following the guidance of relevant sports bodies
Bingo halls (with physical distancing and following guidance).
Funfairs – static and travelling – following guidance.
Amusement arcades and casinos – following guidance (incl. enhanced hygiene).
Snooker/pool halls, indoor bowling – following guidance (incl. enhanced hygiene).
Driving lessons can resume – following guidance.
10 September Review
Indicative date: Monday 14 September
Gyms (indoor) – following guidance (incl. physical distancing and enhanced hygiene). Will keep under review to consider whether an earlier re-opening date is feasible.
Swimming pools (indoor) – following guidance. Will keep under review to consider whether an earlier re-opening date is feasible.
Soft play (indoor) – following guidance (incl. enhanced hygiene).
Live events (indoor) – following guidance (e.g. with physical distancing and restricted numbers).
Other indoor entertainment venues (e.g. theatres, live music/concert venues) following guidance such as physical distancing requirements. (Does not include nightclubs.)
Indoor sports courts – with physical distancing – following guidance (incl. skating, dance studios). Will review whether indoor classes for children can resume earlier or an earlier re-opening date is feasible.
Stadia (limited re-opening) – following guidance (e.g. physical distancing, restricted numbers) – with option for testing on earlier dates where agreed.
Not before 11 September – Await further review
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.
Public Services continue to scale up and re-open safely including NHS Mobilisation Plan
Public transport continues to scale up to full services during Phase 3 with a move to 1 metre physical distancing, subject to appropriate risk mitigations, releasing further capacity in vehicles and vessels.