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Update - 10 September 2020

As of Monday 14th September 2020 only 6 persons from 2 households are permitted to meet up. This applies to both indoor premises and outdoor areas too. This applies to all on-sales premises.

Update - 14 August 2020

On Friday 14 August 2020 the Scottish Government released further instructions to the hospitality trade which detailed further measures deemed necessary to prevent against the spread of Coronavirus.

This guidance gives updated details on the following points:

  • Noise control - no background music and televisions on mute and sub-titled
  • Noise control: loud behaviour
  • Queue management
  • Mandatory collection of customer/visitor contact details to support Test and Protect

The updated guidance can be viewed in full on the Scottish Government Website.

This new guidance is to be read in line with the existing guidance, which covers the following topics:

  • Physical distancing, capacity management and no crowding
  • One metre zone signage
  • Management of toilet facilities
  • Limits to households mixing indoors and outdoors
  • Table service with no standing/all customers seated
  • Face coverings for staff
  • Improved ventilation
  • Adequate provision of key information and training for staff

Licensing Premises operators should also be aware of the Scottish Governments Regulations in relation to the collection of customer/visitor data, which were also introduced on 14 August 2020. These regulations can be found on the Legislation Website.

Finally, all previous advice and guidance given on this page has been archived and can be found on the Licensing - Previous Guidance Notes page.