Retail Update - from the 05/04/2021 lockdown restrictions on the retail sections are to be eased

As announced by the First Minister, from the 5th of April 2021, lockdown restrictions on the retail sections are to be eased.


Businesses preparing to re-open should ensure that a ‘suitable and sufficient’ risk assessment has been undertaken to identify control measures to be implemented within your business to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. A link to the HSE’s Covid-19 risk assessment template can be found here - https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/working-safely/risk-assessment.htm


It is recommended all businesses are familiar with the Health Protection Scotland guidance for non-healthcare settings as well as the relevant sector specific guidance from the Scottish Government. 

5th April 2021


The following retail establishments are permitted to re-open as of the 5th of April, subject to Covid-19 controls being implemented within the business.