Scotland’s Venues Given Nod To Reopen

Scotland’s music venues, cinemas, theatres, and comedy clubs have been given the nod to reopen from 17th May when the country moves to Level 2 in its journey out of lockdown.

Initially, up to 100 people will be allowed into each venue providing that social distancing can be accommodated. Outdoor events and festivals will also be allowed from this date, for up to 500 people.

June will see these numbers increased to 200 people for indoor venues and 1,000 for outdoor events and it’s hoped by the end of June, events for up to 400 indoors and 2,000 outdoors will be allowed.

The official guidance states:’ From 17 May some outdoor and indoor events will be able to take place (all conditional on supportive data).

In addition, there will be further work to develop a process and guidance for events with proposed numbers above the standard limits.

Specific restrictions on capacities are to be discussed and agreed in the coming weeks in consultation with the events industry.’

Scottish Government Website

Main photo: Django Django at the O2 ABC, Glasgow 03/05/2015 – Credit: Kenny Lavelle


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