Be Distance Aware

A new initiative has launched in Scotland to encourage people to respect the space of others when they’re out and about.

The Distance Aware scheme offers everyone who would feel more comfortable when they have more room, the chance to wear an easily recognisable symbol to show others they need space and care.

The polite prompt is designed to support those who are worried about being in public places, for whatever reason, and help them feel more confident when going about their daily life.

Free lanyards and badges featuring the Distance Aware shield are available from libraries across the country, with badges also free to pick up in ASDA stores or online from participating charities, free or for a small donation.

We can all play our part as we adapt to living with COVID-19.

Example of a distance aware badgeDistance Aware is a UK-wide scheme designed to help those worried about mixing with others as we adapt to living with COVID-19.

Find out how to get a Distance Aware badge or lanyard to show others you need more space at