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29 July 2021

Bookshops able to open from 26 April

20 April 2021

On 20 April 2021, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced details of the further relaxation of restrictions across Scotland.

From Monday 26 April 2021, hospitality venues such as cafés, pubs and restaurants can reopen, along with tourist accommodation. Non-essential retail outlets (including bookshops of course) can also reopen, in addition to indoor attractions and public buildings such as galleries, museums and libraries.

The First Minister confirmed that all parts of Scotland will move to Level 3 from Monday 26 April. The remaining travel restrictions within Scotland will be lifted and travel within the UK will be permitted for any purpose.

If everyone continues to follow the rules, the First Minister said it is expected that all of Scotland will move to Level 2 on Monday 17 May.

For the full announcement and more information, see the Scottish Government website.