Scotland – changes to coronavirus-related restrictions from Monday 21 March

On 15 March 2022, the First Minister announced a number of important changes to coronavirus-related restrictions to take place from Monday 21 March, and indicative dates for future easings.

From Monday 21 March:

  • the legal requirement on businesses and service providers to retain customer contact details will end;
  • the legal requirement for businesses, places of worship and service providers to have regard to Scottish Government guidance on COVID, and to take reasonably practical measures set out in the guidance, will also end.

These legal requirements will be replaced with appropriate guidance, and it is recommended that businesses continue with these measures.

The legal requirement to wear face coverings on public transport and in certain indoor settings will be retained in regulation at this time.

This decision will be reviewed again in two weeks, and the expectation is that this regulation will convert to guidance in early April (assuming no significant adverse developments in the course of the virus).

Further announcements on vaccinations and testing can be found here.