The Law Society of Scotland has announced that large gatherings of over 15 people from more than one household will now be an offence in Scotland under new regulations which came into force today (28 August 2020). It follows reports from local outbreak incident management teams which suggest that an increasing amount of house-parties pose a major risk to coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission. The rules will be reviewed every three weeks to 'ensure socialising can continue in a safe and responsible manner ahead of an expected rise in indoor gatherings during autumn and winter months'. The government stated the regulations took account of varying sizes and compositions of families across Scotland, before setting the threshold at 15. Current Scottish Government guidance outlines that no more than eight people from a maximum of three different households should be meeting indoors.