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Scotland moves to Phase 2 in COVID-19 recovery route map Published Date: 18/06/2020

The Scottish Government has announced that Scotland will now move in stages to Phase 2 of its COVID-19 recovery routemap

A staged approach to Phase 2

The Scottish Government has advised that the current status of the epidemic in Scotland means that the changes in Phase 2 will be introduced in stages, rather than all at once.

People who are shielding

18 June – outdoor exercise allowed

19 June  2020 -  can take part in non-contact outdoor activities such as golf and hiking, but must maintain 2-metre distance even from people they live with.  Can also meet up with 1 other household (in groups of up to 8 people).

Friday 19 June

Certain household types can now meet others indoors in an ‘extended household’.

People should continue to stay in their local area (broadly within five miles) as much as possible and should not travel further for leisure or recreation.

Monday 22 June

  • Face coverings are mandatory on public transport.
  • Places of worship can re-open for individual prayer or contemplation.
  • Professional sport can resume – with public health restrictions remaining in place.
  • Dental practices can re-open to see patients with urgent care needs.
  • Construction sector can implement remaining phases of sectoral plan.
  • College and university staff can return to make essential preparations for restart in Phase 3.
  • Accommodation can be provided for those required to stay away from home for work purposes

Monday 29 June

  • Indoor (non-office) workplaces resume once relevant guidance is implemented.
    • Includes: factories, warehouses, labs and research facilities.
    • Excludes: indoor workplaces due to open in Phase 3 (e.g. non-essential offices and call-centres).
  • Street-access retail can re-open once guidance is implemented. Interiors of shopping centres / malls remain closed for non-essential shops until Phase 3.
  • Outdoor markets can re-open once guidance is implemented.
  • Relaxation on restrictions on housing moves.
  • Outdoor sports courts can re-open.
  • Playgrounds can re-open.
  • Registration offices open for high priority tasks.
  • Marriages & civil partnerships allowed with minimal attendees – outdoors only.
  • Zoos and garden attractions can open for local access only (broadly within 5 miles) in this phase.

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