The Scottish government has relaxed a number of lockdown restrictions – and more are due to be eased in the coming weeks


The five-mile travel limit was lifted and social distancing guidelines for children changed last week, and beer gardens and pavement cafes have now reopened.

Non-essential shops inside shopping centres will be able to reopen on Monday 13 July.

Children and young people will also be allowed to play organised outdoor contact sports from the same date.

Dentists will be able to offer some routine treatments, such as examinations, hand scaling and extractions, but will not be able to carry out most fillings, crown preparations and treatment involving a water spray. Optometrists can also begin to scale up work.

Hairdressers and barbers will be able to reopen – with enhanced hygiene measures – on Wednesday 15 July.

Pubs and restaurants will also be able to open on that date, although Ms Sturgeon said this would be on “a limited basis” and subject to several conditions. US SPREAD GOOD NEWS!

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