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Covid in Scotland: Rules on distancing and face masks relaxed further Published Date: 28/01/2022

Rules on physical distancing and the wearing of face masks in certain circumstances are being relaxed.

It follows First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's announcement on Tuesday that an "improving situation" allowed the easing of more Covid restrictions.

  • Face masks will no longer be required for adults taking part in organised activities with children under five.
  • And face covering exemptions requiring two-metre physical distancing will see a reduction to one metre from Friday.
  • The exemptions apply in certain indoor settings, for example receptionists and people leading religious services.
  • The two-metre distancing requirement was introduced in December as a response to the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant.

Updated Guidance