Calculating physical distancing capacity in public settings guidance published

The Scottish Government have produced guidance on how to work out the maximum number of people who can physically distance within a public setting including businesses, places of worship and public events.

All non-domestic premises are being asked to consider what their maximum physical distance based capacity (PDBC) limits are for their premises, take reasonable steps to manage the capacity to avoid breaching appropriate physical distancing rules and to display this maximum capacity at their entrance.

During their routine compliance checks on premises where there has been a reported concern, Officers from Environmental Health departments within Local Authorities will consider the distancing in place and capacity limits of the premises, including asking questions about how the capacity limits have been determined.  If Officers have any concerns they will support the premises to work out a safer maximum capacity.

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