The Scottish Government has now published a route map, which details a four phase approach to the removal of lockdown restrictions.
As to timings, there’s speculation the implementation of the changes will coincide with the three-weekly lockdown review cycle. Therefore, we might expect licensed outdoor areas to reopen in the second half of June. It’s anticipated that the re-opening of court and tribunal buildings (with limited business and public access) will happen before this in Phase 1, which begins today.
However, the Scottish Government has made it clear that certain phases may extend beyond a review period. Our Employment and Licensing teams are always on hand to provide help and advice as the economy begins to open up. Get in touch today if you are looking at reopening in the coming weeks and months.