Indicative dates for Scotland's route map

Phase 2 and early Phase 3

Bear in mind that all future dates are indicative. They will be confirmed subject to relevant evidence reviews and criteria being met for each phase.

Timeline

Image

Step 1

Monday 13 July

  • Non-essential shops inside shopping centres can re-open (following guidance and with physical distancing)
  • Organised outdoor contact sports can resume for children and young people (subject to guidance)
  • All dental practices begin to see registered patients for non-aerosol routine care. Work will begin to return aerosol generating procedures to practice safely
  • Increasing capacity within community optometry practices for emergency and essential eye care
Image

Step 2

Wednesday 15 July

Image

Step 3

Wednesday 22 July

Image

Step 4

Thursday 30 July

  • Update on remaining Phase 3 changes
Image

Step 1

Saturday 1 August

  • Pause shielding
Image

Step 2

Monday 3 August

  • Relax certain restrictions on some support groups and services and for sports coaches – once relevant guidance is implemented
  • Routine eye care services can be provided within community optometry practices and in patients' own homes
Image

Step 3

Saturday 8 August

  • Visors cannot be worn alone – they must be worn with a mask (or just a mask without a visor)
  • The list of places where it is compulsory to wear a mask now includes:
    • shops
    • public transport
    • libraries
    • museums
    • places of worship
    • takeaway restaurants
    • estate agents
    • beauty salons
    • aquariums
    • indoor zoos or visitor farms
    • any other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural site
    • banks
    • building societies
    • credit unions
    • cinemas
    • community centres and post offices.
Image

Step 4

Tuesday 11 August

  • Children able to return to school full time. Expect a phased return over the week with all children back by 18 August
Image

Step 5

Friday 14 August

  • It is mandatory for pubs and other venues to collect customer details
Image

Step 6

Monday 17 August

  • Urgent dental care involving aerosols may begin to be provided in practices for NHS patients
Image

Step 7

Thursday 20 August

  • Review
Image

Step 8

Monday 24 August

  • Live events (outdoor) – with physical distancing, enhanced hygiene, and restricted numbers – following guidance
  • Organised contact sports (outdoors) – all ages – following the guidance of relevant sports bodies
  • Bingo halls (with physical distancing and following guidance)
  • Funfairs – static and travelling – following guidance
  • Amusement arcades and casinos – following guidance (including enhanced hygiene)
  • Snooker/pool halls, indoor bowling – following guidance (including enhanced hygiene)
  • Driving lessons can resume – following guidance
Image

Step 1

Thursday 10 September

  • Review
Image

Step 2

Not before Friday 11 September

  • Date will be reviewed
  • Non-essential offices and call centres can re-open following implementation of relevant guidance (including on physical distancing). Working from home and working flexibly remain the default
Image

Step 3

Monday 14 September

  • This date is indicative
  • Gyms (indoor) – following guidance (including physical distancing and enhanced hygiene). Will be kept under review to consider whether an earlier re-opening date is feasible
  • Swimming pools (indoor) – following guidance. Will be kept under review to consider whether an earlier re-opening date is feasible
  • Soft play (indoor) – following guidance (including enhanced hygiene)
  • Live events (indoor) – following guidance (e.g. with physical distancing and restricted numbers)
  • Other indoor entertainment venues (e.g. theatres, live music/concert venues) following guidance such as physical distancing requirements
    • Does not include nightclubs
  • Indoor sports courts – with physical distancing – following guidance (including skating, dance studios). Will review whether indoor classes for children can resume earlier or an earlier re-opening date is feasible
  • Stadia (limited re-opening) – following guidance (e.g. physical distancing, restricted numbers) – with option for testing on earlier dates where agreed

Last updated: Thursday 6 August 2020

< Back to main coronavirus advice page