Easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland

10 Mar 2021


Latest update on Covid restrictions from horsescotland, issued 12 March 2021.
Download: horsescotland Covid guidance  PDF
The First Minister yesterday provided an update to the Scottish Parliament on COVID-19 and related restrictions. The statement sets out key changes to permitted outdoor sport and exercise that will come into effect from Friday 12th March.

The First Minister also noted that she will set out a clearer timetable for exiting lockdown next week, including an updated level system due to come into effect later in April.

The key changes for outdoor sport and exercise in level 4 areas are:

Outdoor gatherings adults 18 and over

The maximum numbers for socialising outdoors will increase to 4 adults from 2 households. This applies to social and recreational purposes as well as for exercise.

Outdoor gatherings 12 to 17-year olds

The maximum numbers for socialising outdoors will be 4 individuals from 4 households. This applies to social and recreational purposes as well as for exercise.

Outdoor sport & group exercise 12 and over

Up to 15 people can take part in outdoor non-contact sport and organised group exercise. (NB: Guidance already permits this for under 12s.)

Travel restrictions

People should stay as close to home as possible, in line with current travel restrictions, however some flexibility will be given to under 18s to travel across local authority boundaries to take part in sport. Further clarity on this will be provided when it is available.

A further update will follow once we have more detail

Grant Turnbull
horsescotland Chair


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