Lockdown in Scotland: This is the date Nicola Sturgeon says hairdressers and barbers could reopen

Hairdressers and barbers in Scotland will be able to reopen on April 5, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

She told MSPs that new data showing how vaccinations were helping to “significantly” reduce the transmission of coronavirus gave ministers “greater confidence” to create “a firmer indicative timeline for lifting restrictions.”

Ms Sturgeon said: “We expect hairdresser and barber salons to reopen for appointments on 5 April,” along with click and collect retail services, homeware stores, garden centres and other non-essential retail.

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Hairdressers and barbers in Scotland will be able to reopen on April 5, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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