This page collates the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice for events' businesses, including reopening guidance based on current Scottish Government guidelines. As it becomes available, it will be updated with the latest information to support you through this challenging time.

This advice is specifically for the events industry and is correct at the time of publication.

First and foremost, everyone should follow all current guidance to minimise the spread of the virus and keep the public safe.

Scotland has moved out of the levels system that had been in use to limit the spread of Covid-19. All of Scotland is now following the same guidance, there are no regional differences, and the rules on physical distancing, travel and gatherings put in place to combat covid have been removed.

Updated 5 April 2022

Guidance for Event Planners

Limits on delegate numbers

There are currently no limits on the numbers of delegates who can attend an event in Scotland, be it an indoor or outdoor event, fully seated or standing. In this respect events are able to operate at full capacity.


It is still encouraged to wear a facemask to protect yourself and others around you in most indoor public spaces, unless you are exempt from doing so because of specific circumstances. However, the wider legal requirement to wear facemasks in certain settings, including indoor settings and public transport, will be converted to guidance on Monday 18th April.

While wearing a face covering will no longer be a legal requirement, it will continue to be encouraged in certain indoor places, especially where significant numbers of people are present.

Further Scottish Government advice and guidance

Please remember these plans are subject to change at any time as the Scottish Government reacts to the pandemic.

For further guidance on visiting Scotland and staying safe please see the Scottish Governments Coronavirus in Scotland advice page.