Covid control measures - retail & food outlets in Aberdeenshire towns

As a ‘business association’, Aberdeenshire Councils Environmental Health Service are writing to you to ask for your businesses support and cooperation to ensure that businesses within Aberdeenshire towns are promoting and following the Scottish Governments advice in regard to Covid-19 to help reduce the risk of the transmission of Covid-19 within retail and hospitality settings.

Since secondary schools have returned, there is an increasing concern over the lack of physical distancing and congregation of school children outside of retail and food outlets within Aberdeenshire town centres.

As a business operating during the pandemic, they have a responsibility to put control measures in place to facilitate physical distancing both inside and outside of their premise. In addition, members of the public have a responsibility to ensure that they follow government guidelines in terms of gatherings – currently a maximum of 6 people from 2 households , use face coverings when entering such retail outlets required  (unless they are exempt under the Scottish Government guidance) and comply with the physical distancing requirement.