Throughout the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, our priority is to protect public health, while providing support and advice to businesses across Aberdeen City.
The council has enforcement powers under legislation which has been made to introduce new temporary restrictions to help reduce the spread of the virus.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 came into force on Monday 2 November 2020.
Timetable for easing lockdown restrictions
On the 16 March the Scottish Government announced a timeline of how and when they plan to lift the current restrictions and reopen the economy.
Hairdressers, garden centres, car showrooms and forecourts, homeware stores and non-essential click and collect services can open, subject to enhanced safety measures including physical distancing, face coverings and pre-booking where appropriate.
View a list of retail premises which can open on the Scottish Government website under the title “The Shopping Experience”.
View the details of the current protection level in Aberdeen from the Scottish Government.
View our information for hospitality businesses page.
If you want advice and information about the current restrictions or the timeline for the re-opening of the economy, please contact the Protective Services Team using our online form.
View our Business support page for information regarding government grants and funding for your business
“Check in Scotland”
To help protect your visitors, businesses and venues must collect and record the contact details of people who visit.
One way of making sure you collect people's details is by displaying a Check in Scotland QR code poster at your venue and asking anyone who visits to scan this QR code when they arrive.
If you already have a way of taking the details of people who visit your business or venue, such as your own QR code method, you can carry on using this method instead of switching to a Check in Scotland QR code poster. But, as Check in Scotland is designed to work with Scotland's Test and Protect system, the Scottish Government would encourage you to look at switching, if you can.
View the Scottish Government information regarding “Check in Scotland” and learn how to create your QR code poster.
For the latest news from Aberdeen Trading Standards visit the Trading Standards Twitter page.
Re-opening business and workplaces after the closure period
The Scottish Government have published a range of guidance for businesses and employers via Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance. This guidance is regularly updated.
HSE have also published guidance on keeping workplaces safe as coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are eased, please visit the HSE website for more information.