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Question ref. S6W-05645
Asked by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 10 January 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason bingo has been classified as a live event, when it was reportedly not classified as such before the end of 2021.

Current status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 19 January 2022


Answer

The indoor events capacity limits were introduced in regulations from 26 December 2021 in order to mitigate the greatly increased transmission rates of the omicron COVID-19 variant, recognising that large capacity events indoors pose a high risk of transmission of the virus. The regulations apply the limits to an event which brings individuals together for the purpose of community, culture, sport, recreation, entertainment, art or business. The Scottish Government continues to engage with the bingo sector about these regulations and their impact.