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Coronavirus - meeting people

This advice applies to Scotland

The Scottish government advises that you:

You can check when you need to isolate on NHS inform.

Find out more about staying safe in the Scottish government's Covid guidance

Going to public places

When you visit public places like a restaurant, you'll usually need to: 

  • provide your contact details
  • stay 1 metre apart from other groups 
  • wear a face mask indoors.

Some people, like children under 12, don't have to wear a face mask. You can check the Scottish government guidance on face coverings.

The Scottish government advises that you meet in groups of no more than 3 households. 

Going to large events

If you're going to an event with a large number of people, you'll need to show either:

  • a Covid vaccine certificate – also called a vaccine passport – showing that you're fully vaccinated, or
  • a record of a negative Covid test taken within the last 24 hours.

Some people don't need to show a vaccine certificate or proof of a negative test. You can check the Scottish government guidance on the Covid certification scheme.

Find out more about the rules for events and performances on the Scottish government website.  

If you were on the shielding list

You can follow the same rules as others.

You can find more information in the guidance for people at highest risk on

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