Scottish Government updates guidance for the live events industry

The Scottish Government has given the go ahead for live events to be held as drive-in entertainment from today, Wednesday 22 July.

The Scottish Government updated its guidance for the live events industry on 20 July, and also recently released new guidance for Creative Studios and Hospitality and Tourism.

Live concerts are amongst a number of events that organisers are preparing to host in new ways, whilst respecting the need for social distancing.

The Scottish Government has made this decision following public health advice and input from across the live events industry. It appears that the transmission risk associated with drive-in live events, where the audience remains in their parked cars, is sufficiently low to allow them to take place. Appropriate guidance and mitigations must be followed.

Other live outdoor events are not due to commence before 31 July. 

Read the latest guidance.