First minister confirms businesses will no longer have to record customer contact details from 21st March
THE legal requirement to wear face coverings in indoor settings – including hospitality venues – is to remain in place until at least early April.
Speaking in the Scottish Parliament today (15th March) first minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that businesses will no longer have to record customer contact details from Monday 21st March.
However, in light of high COVID-19 case numbers, the mask requirement will remain in law until at least the beginning of next month.
Sturgeon said: “Given the current spike in case numbers we consider it prudent to retain this requirement in regulation for a further short period. I know this will be disappointing for businesses… however ensuring maximum continued use of face coverings will provide some additional protection, particularly for the most vulnerable, at a time when the risk of infection is very high and it may help us get over this spike more quickly.
“We will review it again in two weeks before the Easter recess and our expectation now is that this regulation will convert to guidance in early April.”