Covid-19 Recovery Phase 2/3 dates

On Wednesday 24 June the First Minister announced further details of the implementation of Recovery Phase 2/3.

From 3 July the travel restriction will be lifted, you may stay at your second home for leisure or book self-catering accommodation (without shared facilities). Other accommodation can open from 15 July. Many businesses are taking bookings, check with your provider for details.

The provisional date of 15 July has been set by our Government for when all tourism businesses may be able to resume operations, dependent on public health advice and progression to Phase 3 of the Scottish Government lockdown route map.

We have some activity businesses open for a local audience during Phase 1, details below, and more are opening for Phase 2 when they meet the safety guidelines. Our members will only be able to open as the Scottish Government’s recovery plan rolls-out and when they feel it is safe for them to.

Full information at our Covid recovery information page

24.06.2020 The following update was announced:
In addition to the 18 June announcement (noted below) the following dates are outlined:

From Friday 3 July

  • The travel distance restriction of 5 miles will be relaxed.
  • You can book self-catering accommodation (without shared facilities) or or visit your second home.

From Monday 6 July, you can:

  • Enjoy outdoor hospitality, including beer gardens.

In addition to the above it is anticipated that:

From 10 July

  • People can meet in extended groups outdoors with physical distancing.
  • Households can meet indoors with up to a maximum of two other households.

From 13 July

  • Children and young people can play organised outdoor contact sports.
  • You can visit shops inside shopping centres.

From 15 July

  • Book a stay at any type of holiday accommodation.
  • Eat out at restaurants and pubs indoors with new hygiene measures.
  • Visit the hairdresser or barber.
  • Go to museums, galleries, cinemas, monuments and libraries with new measures in place, including booking tickets in advance. Please make sure to check with individual providers to check opening times and information before your visit.

*All future dates to be confirmed by the Scottish Government.

Visit the Scottish Government website for more detailed information on this update.

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