Scottish Government issues guidance for hospitality and tourism sector and reviews current 2m social distancing rule

23rd June 2020

Having previously announced 15th July as an indicative date for the partial re-opening of the tourism and hospitality sector, the Scottish Government has now published guidance to allow businesses to plan how they can safely re-open. The Government’s checkliist includes instructions on physical distancing, hygiene, cleaning and additional staff safety measures.

While the sector has welcomed the announcement that it may be able to re-open in July, it is, of course, still deeply concerned about its ability to do so profitably while the current 2 metre social distancing rule remains in place. The First Minister has announced a review of the 2 metre provision in light of the latest scientific evidence and the outcome of the review is expected to be announced before the planned July re-start.

Click here for the Guidance and Checklist.

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