Wetherspoon reopens 60 Scottish pubs on April 26 amid lockdown loosening

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Nicola Sturgeon last week gave the go - ahead for pubs and restaurants in Scotland to open their doors in late April - three weeks before they come into force in England - to cater for indoor diners.

The pub chain says its establishments will be open again from 26 April, marking a deadline set by the Scottish Government to reopen its catering business.

Click, collect in the retail, garden-centre, car dealership and home improvement stores will open that same day as well.

External services may remain open until 10 p.m., while indoor activities can continue until 8 p.m., according to administrative directives.

Ms Sturgeon briefed Holyrood that Scotland's' stay at home 'arrangements would be abolished on 2 April, advising Scots to' stay at home ', which the First Minister was hoping to do for less than three weeks.

Six people from three homes will be able to dine outdoors from April 26th.

Scotland will emerge from its lockdown on April 26 and enter a 'modified Level 3' arrangement.

It was hoped Scotland could be heading for level zero limits for 'at least' from the end of June.