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The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

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Requirement to close premises and businesses during the emergency period

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3.—(1) A person who is responsible for carrying on a business which is listed in Part 1 of schedule 1 must—

(a)during the emergency period—

(i)close any premises, or part of the premises, in which food or drink are sold for consumption on those premises, and

(ii)cease selling food or drink for consumption on its premises, or

(b)if the business sells food or drink for consumption off the premises, cease selling food or drink for consumption on its premises during the emergency period.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), food or drink sold by a hotel or other accommodation as part of room service is not to be treated as being sold for consumption on its premises.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a)(ii) and (b), an area adjacent to the premises of the business where seating is made available for customers of the business (whether or not by the business) is to be treated as part of the premises of that business.

(4) A person responsible for carrying on a business or providing a service which is listed in Part 2 of schedule 1 must cease to carry on that business or to provide that service during the emergency period.

(5) Paragraph (4) does not prevent the use of—

(a)premises used for the businesses or services listed in paragraphs 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 of schedule 1 to broadcast a performance to people outside the premises, whether over the internet or as part of a radio or television broadcast,

(b)any suitable premises used for the businesses or services listed in that schedule to host blood donation sessions.

(6) If a business listed in Part 1 or 2 of schedule 1 (“business A”) forms part of a larger business (“business B”), the person responsible for carrying on business B complies with the requirement in paragraph (1) if it closes down business A.

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