From 12 March, 4 people from 2 households can meet outdoors for informal sport, recreation or socialising. Children under 12 do not count towards households or numbers when meeting outside. Children can meet outdoors for socialising and exercise including play-based activities. From this date young people aged 12-17 can meet in groups of up to 4, from 4 different households for informal sport, recreation or socialising. This can take place in your local authority area (or up to 5 miles from the boundary of your local authority area). You should travel no further than you need to reach to a safe, non-crowded place to exercise.
This rule doesn’t apply if the reason you’re meeting up is to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person. So a carer and the person they care for can meet with another person from another household outdoors for sport, exercise or social interaction. You can read the Scottish Government’s advice for unpaid carers here.
Some people can form an extended household with another family or person who they don’t live with. Our guide to extended households explains more.
Up to 6 people from two households can meet up outdoors. Children under 12 don’t count towards the 6 people, or the number of households when outdoors. The rules are slightly different for those aged 12-17. They can meet up together outside in groups of up to 6 children from up to 6 households. However, if anyone in the group is younger than 12 or older than 17, they must stick to the rule of 6 people from 2 households.
Adults should try to limit the number of other households they see each day. The fewer people we meet, the less chance we have of passing the virus to lots of different households. So try to limit contact to the friends and family you really want to see!
Some people will be able to form an extended household with another family or person who they don’t live with. Our guide to extended households explains more.