Today (June 24) the Scottish Government announced further details about the route map through and out of Lockdown.
Provisional dates for a variety of areas, including relaxation of travel restrictions, restarting of the hospitality industry, and the reopening of hairdressers were announced.
Key indicative dates from today’s briefing include from Phase 2:
- 3 July – Travel distance limit for leisure will be lifted
- 3 July – Self-catering holiday accommodation will be permitted, providing it requires no shared facilities between households
- 6 July – Outdoor hospitality can commence subject to the Scientific Advisory Group review
and from Phase 3:
- 10 July – People can meet in extended groups outdoors, with physical distancing
- 10 July – Households can meet indoors with up to a maximum of two households, with physical distancing
- 13 July – Organised outdoor contact sport can resume for children and young people, subject to guidance
- 13 July – All dental practices begin to see registered patients for non-aerosol routine care, and work will begin to return aerosol-generating procedures to practice safely
- 13 July – Increasing capacity within community optometry practices for emergency and essential eye care
- 13 July – Non-essential shops inside shopping centres can reopen, subject to the Scientific Advisory Group review
- 15 July – All childcare providers can open subject to individual provider arrangements
- 15 July – All holiday accommodation will be permitted
- 15 July – Indoor hospitality can reopen, subject to the Scientific Advisory Group review
- 15 July – Hairdressers and barbers can reopen with enhanced hygiene measures
- 15 July – Museums, galleries, cinemas, monuments, libraries will reopen with physical distancing and other measures, such as ticketing in advance
(Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland’s route map – indicative dates for the remainder of Phase 2 and early Phase 3)
Further information as well as the full details of today’s announcement can be found at the Scottish Government website.