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Rule of Six In Scotland And Wales

For our members in Scotland and Wales THE RULE OF 6 has some variations.

Wales and Scotland have now introduced their own rules for Six people gathering which differ from England, just to complicate things for everyone!


  • In Wales, the “rule of Six” will only apply to people meeting indoors and all six people must all belong to the same “extended household group”. Outside, people will still be able to meet in groups of up to 30 under existing social distancing rules
  • An “extended household group” can contain people from up to four separate households 
  • Children under 12 will be exempt and will not count towards that total.
  • The Rule of six will not apply in Caerphilly because it is under a local lockdown so stricter rules are in place there.


  • In Scotland, the six people can only be from a maximum of two households 
  • However, like Wales, children under the age of 12, who are part of the two households will not count towards the limit of six people
  • But, like England, the Scottish Rule of Six will apply in all public and private gatherings, both indoors and outdoors
  • There will be “some limited exceptions”, covering organised sports and places of worship.
  • Up to 20 people will be able to attend weddings, civil partnerships and funerals .

Association of Festival Organisers (AFO): 14th Sep 2020 16:34:00

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