Updated to reflect some changes on face coverings and household gatherings.
Rules on staying safe and protecting others to help suppress coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 3: staying safe and protecting others
- Staying safe
- Face coverings
- Seeing friends and family
- Shopping, eating and drinking out
- Sports, culture and leisure activities
- Getting around
- Gatherings and occasions
- Working or running a business
- Compliance and penalties
- Publication history
To stay safe and protect others we must minimise the opportunity for Coronavirus (COVID-19) to spread from one person to another.
The current status of the epidemic in Scotland means that the changes in Phase 3 are being introduced in stages, rather than all at once. Further details of our plans for this phase are included in the Coronavirus Phase 3 Route Map update.
The following guidance applies from 14 September.
Please follow this guidance and consider your safety – and the safety of others – at all times.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection.
In Phase 3 regulations are still in place:
- stopping some types of gatherings
- closing certain businesses, premises and venues
Every person in Scotland should comply with the measures that affect them.
Local measures: if you are affected by additional COVID-19 restrictions in your local area you should comply with these measures.
The relevant authorities, including the police, have been given the powers to enforce the regulations – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
The measures are in force for 6 months in the first instance, unless revoked. They are reviewed at least once every 21 days