Coronavirus: Notice of direction

Local authority may give a direction if the authority considers that both of the following conditions are met:

  • that the direction is necessary for the purpose of preventing, protecting against, controlling or providing a public health response to the incidence or spread of infection by coronavirus in the local authority’s area
  • that the prohibitions, requirements or restrictions imposed by the direction are a proportionate means of achieving that purpose

In very simple terms this means there must be a clear coronavirus-related public health issue which it is necessary for the direction to address in a proportionate way.

The Regulations give local authorities the power to make direction relating to individual premises (regulation 5); direction relating to events (regulation 6); and directions relating to public outdoor spaces (regulation 7). Where a local authority gives a direction relating to a public outdoor space, it must take all reasonable steps to prevent or restrict access to the place in accordance with the direction.

Current Notice of Direction 

The Draft Project

Environmental Health and Trading Standards at Aberdeen City Council served a notice of direction on The Draft Project in Aberdeen on 13 November 2020. The direction includes a requirement to take action to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and remove all televisions at The Draft Project.

Spider's Web

Environmental Health and Trading Standards at Aberdeen City Council served a notice of direction on Spider's Web in Aberdeen on 17 November 2020. The direction includes a requirement to take action to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and remove all televisions at Spider's Web.

Golden Tee

Environmental Health and Trading Standards at Aberdeen City Council served a notice of direction on Golden Tee in Aberdeen on 18 November 2020. The direction includes a requirement to take action to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and remove all televisions at Golden Tee.

The Bieldside Inn

Environmental Health and Trading Standards at Aberdeen City Council served a notice of direction on Golden Tee in Aberdeen on 20 November 2020. The direction includes a requirement to take action to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and remove all televisions at The Bieldside Inn.

For more information on Coronavirus: local authority directions please visit the Scottish Government website

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