Licensing Standards Special Newsletter 3 - June 2021

Showing of Euro 2020 Knock-Out Stages – 26th June To 11th July

Relaxation to Closing Times

The Scottish Government provides the following guidance on a relaxation to closing times for those licensed premises showing Euro 2020 matches covering the periods of extra time and penalties -

“In respect of the potential for Euro matches in the knockout stages to reach beyond current closing times in Level 2 (22:30) and Level 1 (23:00) due to extra time and penalties, it has been agreed as a temporary measure between 26th June and 11th July that premises may extend closing time up to 23:30 where required to facilitate viewing of the whole game and safe departure of patrons thereafter.”


  1. This relaxation to closing times affects only those premises showing Euro 2020
  2. There is no other relaxation to restrictions for Euro 2020 in Level 1 and Level 2
  3. This relaxation only comes into effect where a game is being played into extra time (and to penalties if it goes that far)
  4. Premises must close at the conclusion of the match or 23:30 whichever is earlier.

Scottish Government Guidance -

Coronavirus (COVID-19): tourism and hospitality sector - (


Euros General Guidance -

Euro-2020-Guidance-Scotland.pdf (


You can contact  Licensing Standards for further information.