Hairdressers to reopen in Scotland as some lockdown restrictions lift

Hairdressers and barbers can reopen in Scotland from Monday as further coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the country’s route map out of lockdown on March 16, with Monday seeing customers allowed back into some businesses.

Some non-essential shops can reopen, including garden centres and homeware stores, and click-and-collect services will resume.

University and college students will return for in-person teaching and outdoor contact sports for 12 to 17-year-olds will restart.

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Visits to hairdressers and barbers must be pre-booked in advance.

Monday’s move will be followed on April 26 with a wider reopening of the economy, with beer gardens and gyms returning to trading and more people being able to meet up outdoors and inside public places.

Ms Sturgeon previously said she hopes the country will return to normality by the summer.

Monday’s opening has been welcomed by retail groups but hospitality businesses have been more sceptical.

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association said that pubs will have missed out on selling eight million pints at Easter due to the fact they are still required to remain closed.