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Question ref. S6W-05979
Asked by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 27 January 2022


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05645 by Ivan McKee on 19 January 2022, whether an impact assessment was undertaken as part of its decision to classify the bingo sector as a live event.

Current status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 3 February 2022


The Scottish Government does not assess risk on a sector by sector basis as the risks of a significant number of people gathering together indoors is the same regardless of the activity that brings them together.  

For the purposes of the capacity limits on indoor gatherings the Scottish Government considers a live event to be something that brings together a significant number of people for communal participation in a leisure or entertainment activity.  

The Scottish Government carried out an impact assessment of the live event regulation and its impact on businesses which include, but is not confined to, Bingo halls. This has been published at the link below: The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 6) Regulations 2021 (