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Central Belt of Scotland Restrictions Apply to Non-Professional Activities

The new lockdown restrictions for the central belt of Scotland mean that between 10 and 25 October, organised non-professional performing arts activities are not permitted outdoors.

Published: 13 October 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:31 PM
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The rules for the rest of Scotland remain that restrictions such as the ‘rule of six’ do not apply where there is other sector specific guidance in force. Photo credit: Shutterstock

An amendment has been made to the Scottish Performing Arts Guidance, relating to non-professionals engaged in organised outdoor activity managed by an organisation. This is not permitted for performing arts activities in the central belt area for the period of additional restrictions.

These changes come as part of the additional national and local measures in place for Scotland from 10 October to 25 October, which were announced by the First Minister.

The rules for the rest of Scotland remain that restrictions such as the ‘rule of six’ do not apply where there is other sector specific guidance in force. This means that non-professional musicians in Scotland can play together in groups both indoors and outdoors. However this must be done in line with the Scottish Government’s legislation and their guidance on staying safe.

Further advice

See our FAQ page for further advice on how the varying Covid-19 restrictions affect musicians. We’re updating them as often as we can however, the advice from the Government is changing quickly – keep an eye on our Twitter channel for our latest updates.

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