Beer gardens can open 6 July – and other key dates for Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has revealed a set of new dates for when previously-restricted sectors can now open to the public, and new relaxations of criteria for meeting with other households. Remember these dates are indicative and rely on the continued suppression of the virus.

  • 3 July – Five-mile travel distance restrictions relaxed
  • 3 July – Self-catering accommodation and second homes (without shared facilities) permitted
  • 6 July – Outdoor hospitality (subject to physical distancing and public health advice)

Indicative dates for Phase 3:

  • 10 July – People can meet extended groups outdoors with physical distancing
  • 10 July – Households can meet indoors with a maximum of two other households (with physical distancing)
  • 13 July – Organised outdoor contact sports can resume for children and young people (subject to guidance)
  • 13 July – All dental practices begin to see registered patients for non-aerosol routine care. Work will begin to return aerosol generating procedures to practice safely.
  • 13 July – Increasing capacity within community optometry practices for emergency and essential eye care.
  • 13 July – Non-essential shops inside shopping centres can re-open (following guidance and with physical distancing)
  • 15 July – All holiday accommodation permitted (following relevant guidance)
  • 15 July – Hairdressers and barbers (with enhanced hygiene measures)
  • 15 July – Indoor hospitality (subject to physical distancing rules and public health advice)
  • 15 July – Museums, aglleries, cinemas, monuments, libraries – with physical distancing and other measures (eg, ticketing in advance)
  • 15 July – All childcare providers can open subject to individual provider arrangement

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