Covid19: Restrictions in UK to ease

Covid restrictions in England, Scotland and Wales are due to be eased next week.

These are the changes that will make the greatest impact to businesses:

  • Guidance to work from home has ended.
  • Face masks are no longer compulsory in indoor public spaces – from 27 January 2022.
Scotland – from 24 January 2022
  • There will be no limits on how many households can meet indoors or outdoors.
  • There will be no need for physical distancing between groups at indoor and outdoor venues including bars, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and gyms. Table service will not be needed.
Wales – from 28 January 2022
  • There will be no limits on how many people can meet indoors at pubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres.
  • Nightclubs will reopen.

More information from the Government is available here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support – GOV.UK (

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