New Scottish restrictions from Monday

The First Minister today announced that new restrictions for social gatherings will become law from Monday 14th September.

  • Revised social gathering rules: 6 people from up to 2 households can meet socially. (Under 12s from the 2 households are not counted within this limit). This applies in all locations – for example at home, in hospitality or outdoors in a park or garden. Limited exemptions apply.
  • Attendance limit for weddings, funerals and civil partnerships remains at 20. Receptions and wakes are permitted in regulated settings (e.g. hospitality venues) also with a limit of 20 people. (Social gathering rules apply elsewhere.)
  • Face coverings are mandatory in indoor hospitality venues for staff and customers when not eating and drinking (e.g. when entering a venue). Limited exemptions apply.

Indicative dates of 14th September for the opening of some sectors has also been postponed for 3 weeks, until 5th October.

Full details can be found in the updated route map: