New guidelines for tourism businesses - including indoor attractions - published by Scottish Government

Following the announcement made by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, on Tuesday 21st December regarding the re-introduction of additional mandatory restrictions to combat the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The Scottish Governmnet has today(23rd December) published updated guidance for the tourism & hospitality sector.

The guidance includes information about the latest measures which are being introduced post-Christmas, including the re-introduction of 1 metre physical distancing within indoor hospitality & leisure venues, including indoor visitor attractions, which will take effect for a period of up to 3 weeks from Monday 27 December.

The guidance also provides further details regarding the re-introduction of table service in hospitality settings on 27th December,  but only for venues serving alcohol for consumption on the premises.

The updated guidance can be found at this link.

Of interest to some members will also be the updated guidance for cultural performances and events, which includes details of the new limits on numbers attending live events, which comes into force on Sunday 26 December. This guidance can be found here.