Thu 26 Nov 20
The Scottish Government has agreed a cautious and limited relaxation of the rules on household meetings to support people over the Christmas period.
A maximum of three households are to be able to meet in a “bubble” during a short window of time across the festive period.
Households will be able to travel between local authorities and between the four nations during 23 and 27 December to form a bubble, and must only join one bubble.
The five-day period provides time for travel, and for those who may have to work over Christmas. Households are not required to use all five days and should keep visits to no more than one or two days if possible.
The approach states:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for festive period. The guidance stipulates that Christmas bubbles (no more than three households) should be kept to a maximum of eight people (children under 12 are exempt from the rules); those bubbles are not allowed to visit restaurants, bars or visitor accommodation.
Hospitality businesses will have to trade under the levels restrictions in place in their area over the festive period.