Police Scotland statement Hogmanay & New Year

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Police Scotland is asking people to do the right thing this Hogmanay and follow government guidance

Deputy Chief Constable Malcolm Graham said

We’re asking everyone to continue to do the right thing to stop the spread of this virus and protect public health as its clear that there is an ongoing risk.

Remember that parties and indoor gatherings of different households are not permitted and we will continue to use our enforcement powers to disperse large groups of people where necessary.

Our approach throughout the pandemic has been to engage with the public, explain the legislation and guidance, and encourage compliance, but we will not hesitate to continue to use our enforcement powers as a last resort.

Please follow the Scottish Government’s advice, which is to celebrate Hogmanay and the New Year with your own household only, in your own home.

Scottish Government guidance

  • Meeting indoors – You should not meet anyone who is not in your household indoors in your home or in their home.
  • Meeting outdoors – You can meet people from other households outdoors in a private garden or in a public place such as a park. The maximum number of people who can meet outdoors is 6 which can be from up to 2 separate households.
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The full current Scottish Government guidance can be found on the gov.scot website.

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