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The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2021

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Places where face coverings must be worn in accordance with regulation 5

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6.—(1) These are the places where face coverings must be worn in accordance with regulation 5—

(a)any building or room used for the retail sale or hire of goods or services, including—

(i)restaurants, including restaurants and dining rooms in hotels or members’ clubs,

(ii)cafes, including canteens except canteens in a school or any other place where child minding or day care of children within the meaning of paragraphs 12 and 13 of schedule 12 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010(1) is provided,

(iii)bars, including bars in hotels or members’ clubs,

(iv)public houses,

(b)any indoor communal area—

(i)in a workplace, and

(ii)where there are no measures in place to keep persons separated by either a—

(aa)partition, or

(bb)distance of at least one metre,

(c)any indoor public place, or part of an indoor public place, where a marriage ceremony or civil partnership registration is taking place, including any restaurant, cafe, bar or public house for the duration of the ceremony or registration,

(d)amusement arcades, snooker or pool halls and other indoor leisure facilities,

(e)banks, building societies and credit unions,

(f)bingo halls,

(g)bowling alleys,

(h)casinos,

(i)cinemas,

(j)community centres,

(k)crematoriums and funeral directors premises,

(l)dance halls,

(m)discotheques,

(n)enclosed motor vehicles while in use for a driving lesson or driving test, unless all occupants are members of the same household,

(o)indoor fitness studios, gyms, swimming pools or other indoor leisure centres,

(p)indoor funfairs,

(q)indoor skating rinks,

(r)libraries and public reading rooms,

(s)museums and galleries,

(t)places of worship,

(u)post offices,

(v)premises at which members’ clubs or societies meet,

(w)registration offices, meaning any registration office provided under section 8(1) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965(2),

(x)storage and distribution facilities, including collection and drop off points,

(y)indoor theatres,

(z)comedy clubs,

(aa)concert halls,

(bb)soft play centres,

(cc)sports stadiums,

(dd)conference or exhibition centres and any other place at which an exhibition takes place,

(ee)any indoor public place, or part of an indoor public place, being used—

(i)as a polling station,

(ii)for the opening of postal votes, or the counting of votes cast, in an election,

(ff)nightclubs,

(gg)sexual entertainment venues,

(hh)any building or room used for the provision of a close contact service.

(2) In this regulation—

(a)“communal area” means an area where persons mingle or gather, such as—

(i)entrances

(ii)passageways,

(iii)stairs,

(iv)lifts,

(v)staff rooms,

(vi)training rooms, or

(vii)changing rooms,

(b)“motor vehicle” has the meaning given by section 185(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988(3), except that section 189 of that Act (exception for certain pedestrian controlled vehicles and electrically assisted pedal cycles) applies as it applies for the purposes of that Act, and

(c)“workplace” excludes—

(i)a school, and

(ii)any other place where child minding or day care of children within the meaning of paragraphs 12 and 13 of schedule 12 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 is provided, and

(d)“a close contact service” has the meaning in regulation 5(2).

(1)

2010 asp 8. Paragraph 12 of schedule 12 was amended by S.S.I. 2013/211.

(2)

1965 c.49. Section 8(1) was amended by section 51(3)(a) of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39) and section 37(5) of the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 14).

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