Outdoor gatherings

You are allowed to meet in groups consisting of members of:

  • up to five households outdoors
  • up to three households indoors

Please keep two metres apart from anyone you meet from outside your household, and don’t share food or utensils.

Exceptions include funerals or people working together who cannot work from home.


Markets and shops with direct access from the street are allowed to open.

Places like cafes, restaurants and pubs are allowed to open for takeaway, or to serve food and drink in outdoor spaces like beer gardens and terraces.

More information on business closures

Reporting a social distancing violation

Before you report a social distancing violation in Scotland please read Police Scotland’s coronavirus information.