From 18th April 2022, the need to wear face coverings in indoor public places, including on public transport and in shops, is no longer a legal requirement in Scotland.
Weddings and funerals have been exempt since 4th April, but this final relaxation now applies to all ceremony types, including namings.
Public Health advice continues to be that face coverings offer protection, and members of the public will continue to be encouraged to wear them in indoor settings – but not obligated to do so.
This also means that there are no regulations preventing symbolic gestures from returning to ‘normal’, although some continued caution is advised, such as involving as few people as possible. As always, our celebrants are on hand to offer appropriate advice and guidance.
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