Aberdeen City Council has asked us to share the following from the Scottish Government:

Following today’s statement by the Scottish Government some minor changes have been to the COVID-19 restrictions in place.  

  • From Friday, up to four adults from up to two households will be able to meet outdoors, for social and recreational purposes, as well as essential exercise – meetings will be possible in any outdoor space, including private gardens. 
  • From Friday for 12 to 17-year-oldsoutdoor meetings will also be limited to a maximum of four people. But the two household limit won’t apply.  
  • From Friday, outdoor non-contact sports and organised group exercise will be permitted for all adults, in groups of up to 15 people. 
  • From 26 March – communal worship to restart from Friday 26 March. The limit on attendance at communal services will be increased from 20 to 50 – assuming 2m physical distancing is possible. 

Next week (16 March) it was suggested that an indicative timetable for the lifting of further restrictions will be announced. 


In the meantime,  we should all continue to follow the restrictions in place and remember to follow FACTS.  

  • F – Face coverings in enclosed spaces – shops, public transport or anywhere else inside that physical distancing might be more difficult. 
  • A – Avoid crowded places. Indoors, obviously, but outdoors as well. Avoid all crowded places. 
  • C – Clean your hands and hard surfaces regularly. 
  • T – Two metre distancing remains the overall advice.  
  • and S – Self isolate, and book a test, if you have any of the symptoms of COVID. 

All Coronavirus guidance can be found on People Anytime. This is updated on a regular basis in line with any Government updates so please ensure you check the site on a regular basis. Wider Aberdeen City updates are also available on the external ACC website.