As lockdown restrictions ease, Scottish Government has launched the Distance Aware scheme, with free badges and lanyards available to people looking to show others they would like additional space and extra care while out in public.
The Distance Aware scheme is a voluntary initiative to help those on the Highest Risk List, or anyone who feels worried about mixing with others, during the next stages of and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The badges and lanyards, featuring a yellow and blue shield symbol, will be available free from all community and mobile libraries in Scotland. Badges will also be available free from Asda stores.
Distance Aware has been designed to provide reassurance to anyone who chooses to wear a badge or lanyard, while also encouraging people to be more aware and considerate of those around them.
For further information, including the research behind the scheme, please visit the Scottish Government news article.
Alternatively, for further information on the scheme (including ordering badges or how to become a Distance Aware Partner), visit the dedicated page.