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Scotland lockdown easing: Nicola Sturgeon says pubs and shops will reopen on April 26


Pubs, gyms and non-essential shops will be able to open in Scotland from April 26, Nicola Sturgeon said today as she announced a wide-ranging relaxation of Covid rules from next month.

The First Minister told MSPs she hoped to allow all non-essential retail to return, with hospitality premises allowed to serve alcohol outdoors and food only indoors, from that date.

Further easing of outdoor socialising restrictions will also happen, with six people from three households allowed to meet, with those aged between 12 and 17 able to meet with six others from six households.

Attendance at funerals, weddings and associated events will also increase to a maximum of 50 from the same date.

April 26 will also see travel restrictions across the country dropped, with people allowed to travel across the UK.

The First Minister said: “We hope that restrictions on journeys between Scotland and other parts of the UK and the wider common travel area can also be lifted, if not on April 26, then as soon as possible thereafter.”

From April 5, click-and-collect retail services, along with garden centres, car dealerships, homeware stores and barbers and hairdressers, will also be able to reopen.

The Scottish Government plans to move Scotland into Level 1 in early June, before shifting to Level 0 by the end of the month.

The First Minister said she hoped that vaccination and Test and Protect would lead Scotland closer to normality, but added she could not say when restrictions would be fully lifted.

“For me to set a precise date for all of that right now would involve plucking it out of thin air – and I’d be doing it to make my life easier, not yours,” she said.


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