Coronavirus guidance for cinemas and drive-in cinemas

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What does this involve?

Cinemas in Scotland should check whether they are permitted to open. You can find out the COVID protection level for each local area in Scotland and get information on what you can and cannot do at each level.

This guidance highlights relevant Scottish Government advice on physical distancing, public health and workplace safety, as well as industry-specific guidance and resources for the cinema sector.

Topics include:

  • Staying safe and protecting others
  • Business and physical distancing
  • Risk assessment
  • Test and Protect
  • Record keeping
  • Sanitary facilities and cleaning

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Anyone who owns, manages or works in cinemas or drive-in cinemas in Scotland.

How long does this take?

It will take around 30 minutes to read the guidance. 

Important information

All workplaces are different, so it is essential that employers carry out a risk assessment in collaboration with employee or trade union health and safety representatives where possible.

The industry guidance and this overview are provided as guidance only and do not amount to legal advice. Businesses and employers may wish to seek their own advice to ensure compliance with all legal requirements.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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