Face coverings and social distancing changes in Scotland

Date : 07 July 2020

The First Minister in Scotland has announced that from 10 July the use of face coverings will become mandatory in retail settings in Scotland.

This follows an announcement on dates for a staged relaxation of lockdown conditions in Scotland (see LINK).

Following a review of the social distancing guidelines, the first minister said the two-metre physical distancing rule would be the default physical distancing requirement. However, there would be exceptions to this requirement if practicable mitigating measures can be implemented.

Sectors considered appropriate for exceptions, pending agreed mitigations, are public transport; outdoor hospitality; indoor hospitality; and retail.

See LINK for further details