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COVID-19: Pub pints, museum tours and car shoe sales are back as coronavirus restrictions ease in Scotland and Wales UK news

Restrictions are easing in Scotland and Wales today, with retail and hospitality the main sectors to benefit.

In Scotland, which goes from level 4 to level 3 of its five restriction levels, cafes, restaurants and beer gardens can open, as well as non-essential shops, gyms, swimming pools, libraries, galleries and museums .

Hospitality will close at 8 p.m. indoors, with alcohol only allowed to be served outside until 10 p.m., but these rules will be relaxed on May 17 when pubs can open indoors until 10 p.m. at 10:30 p.m.

People can meet for a meal or a drink, and up to six people from two households can socialize indoors in a public space, such as a cafe or restaurant.

Driving lessons can resume and funerals and weddings can take place with up to 50 people in attendance.

Adults on the protection list can return to the workplace if they cannot work from home, while children who have been protected can return to school.

Travel between Scotland, England and Wales may resume and tourist accommodation may welcome visitors again.

VisitScotland calls on Scots to support the revival of the tourism sector by taking advantage of short breaks, outings and stays in Scotland.

Malcolm Roughead, CEO of VisitScotland, said: “With the right support, tourism and events can drive economic recovery and boost foreign investment where it is needed most, but to do this the industry needs the support. people living in Scotland in the first place. .

“Many businesses are reopening after months of no business, and with staycations set to become popular again this year, there is a real opportunity for all of us to come together and show our support for local tourism.”

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In Wales, pubs, restaurants, cafes and other hospitality are allowed to reopen to the outside.

Organized outdoor activities can accommodate up to 30 people, as well as outdoor wedding receptions and …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-26 01:07:00