Scotland Is Set To Ease Its Lock down
After the outbreak of the second wave for the Covid-19 pandemic, multiple countries including Scotland decided to call for a second lock-down.
This was meant to mitigate the spread of this dangerous virus.
The approval of various vaccines by the World Health Organization is a great step and normal life is expected very soon worldwide.
Scotland is planning to lift the ban on different sectors. Domestic tourism will start on 26 April.
The stay-at-home order is expected to stop on 2 April and things will run for three weeks as there monitoring the rate of new cases.
Nicola Sturgeon the first minister told MSPs that starting 26 April all restrictions on journeys within the country will be lifted. Tourist accommodation, museums, and galleries will also be operating.
Apart from that, connections with other nations in the United Kingdom will also be possible. International travel may not resume until 17 May or June.
Retail shops, hairdressers, and other non-essential businesses are scheduled to start service provision from 5 April.
When there is a significant reduction in the number of coronavirus cases, the opening dates may even be near, the minister said.
Vaccination is going on and almost two million Scottish residents have been vaccinated. By 14 April, all the nine priority groups including everyone over 50 years will have got a jab.
The reopening of large-scale tourism is at a standstill although it is a major contributor to the country’s revenue.
The country is still not sure of when to reopen international travel. There is a fear of importing the new dangerous variants to the country.
Ms. Sturgeon requested the government in London to maintain the hotel quarantine for all international arrivals.
To avoid paying 1750 euros for the 11day-night stay in a hotel, travelers to Scotland now land at the airports in London and access the country from the northern ends.
This is not favorable to the country’s interest to limit the importation of the new variants.
England is set to lift its stay-at-home rule on 29 March. Overnight stays in self-contained accommodation in England will start from 12 April.
Hotels and B&BS are free to open on 17 May. These dates and those on the Scottish timetable are provisional. It will depend on the rate of the virus spread and recoveries.