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If not, you might begin to start seeing it as a new initiative launches in Scotland to encourage people to respect the space of others.

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.

To find out more, visit www.gov.scot/distanceaware