Come Monday (26 April 2021) and all non-essential stores will be able to reopen in Scotland with lockdown restrictions eased.
Confirming the same, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that successful rolling out of vaccine and Government initiatives to curb the pandemic meant that some lockdown restrictions could be lifted from next week.
This would mean reopening of apparel and fashion stores as well as hairdressers, amongst other non-essential stores.
Hospitality venues have also been allowed to reopen in Scotland from 26 April, but with restrictions.
The Minister also said that Scotland would now move to Level 3 from Level 4 of Government’s 5 tiers of restrictions.
Nicola said Scotland hopes to move to Level 2 from 17 May – allowing people to meet in small numbers in homes – and if circumstances permit, it would move to Level 1 from 7 June.
She added that something much more like normality would be possible by late summer.
Here it is important to mention that England and Wales had reopened all its non-essential stores on 12 April to received thunderous response.
Northern Ireland too recently confirmed that it would reopen all its non-essential service from 30 April 2021.