THE reopening of Scotland’s economy - including
shops, bars, restaurants,
gyms, and hairdressers is expected to start from April 26.
First Minister Nicola
Sturgeon said she “desperately wanted” to give a date
for the overall end of lockdown, as the prime minister has done for June 21 but
said she did not want to give
people “false clarity.”
Businesses have called
for more clarity on the easing of Covid lockdown restrictions.
The Scottish government said non-essential retail and hospitality services
such as gyms and hairdressers would not reopen before
From then, Scotland will
return to using a levels system of restrictions, where
the level in each area is determined by prevalence of
“Our approach here is
not an outlier and in terms
of reopening the economy,
we are roughly two weeks
She said it was hoped
that the country’s stay at
home restrictions could be
lifted on April 5.