07 August 2021
Horsescotland Update

 Covid 19 Guidance Update 09/08/2021

On Tuesday 3 August the First Minister provided an update to the Scottish Parliament on pandemic-related restrictions. It was confirmed that the whole of Scotland will move beyond level 0 from Monday 9 August, although the First Minister stressed this did not mean a return to life exactly as it was pre-pandemic with a number of mitigating measures remaining. It's another step forward for the Equestrian community.
The key points to note from statement were:
🔷Legal restrictions: Most legal restrictions will be lifted. This includes legal restrictions on physical distancing and the size of social gatherings. No businesses will legally have to remain closed.
🔷Mitigations: A number of mitigating measures will remain in place. These include:
▫️Face coverings: The current legal requirements to wear face coverings in some indoor settings will remain in place for some time to come.

▫️Test & Protect: The Test and Protect system will remain in place to support contact tracing.

▫️Local outbreak management: Scottish Government will retain the option of putting in place local measures and travel restrictions to manage local outbreaks.

▫️Events: The process for approving large-scale events will remain in place, with approval required from local authorities for events of over 5,000 people outdoors or over 2,000 people indoors.

▫️Guidance: Businesses will be offered guidance on areas such as ventilation and hygiene to reduce the risk of transmission. The public are still being advised to keep a safe distance, especially indoors, from people in other households and avoid crowded places to minimise risk.

To view the full guidance document please click on the link here: www.horsescotland.org/covid-19support

Grant Turnbull
horsescotland Chair

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