The First Minister announced that Scotland is moving to Level 0 on Monday 19th July with a indicative date of going “beyond Level 0” on Monday August 9th. With the British Touring Cars on the 15th of August, and Local Councils allowed to raise capacities even if their region remains in Level 0, it is all pointing towards the return of crowds for the BTCC at Knockhill.
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events for EventScotland said
“It is also still anticipated that the country would move beyond Level 0 from 9 August with the majority of COVID restrictions, including the removal of event caps, to be lifted should the necessary conditions on vaccination and harm reduction continue to be met. Some baseline protective mitigations will remain in place to stop the virus resurging and to protect those who do not have protection from the vaccination.
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, said: “The confirmation by the First Minister of the move to Level 0 from 19 July with modifications to the original plan will be disappointing for some event organisers looking to hold events over the remaining summer months.
“The forthcoming weeks and months will continue to be critical for the survival of Scotland’s events industry. The increase in maximum capacities at events will provide opportunities for some organisers but the need for 1m physical distancing to remain for groups gathering outdoors will make some events unviable. We will continue to work with the Event Industry Advisory Group to highlight these issues to the Scottish Government”.