Nicola Sturgeon urges Scots to act ‘responsibly’ as shops reopen across Scotland
Retail outlets have been gearing up to open their doors since Thursday, June 18, when the First Minister told her press briefing: “From 29 June, retail premises of all sizes can re-open, but only if they have outdoor entrances and exits".
Posting on Twitter today (Monday, June 29), Ms Sturgeon wrote: “If you plan on visiting shops today, please do so responsibly.
“Maintain physical distancing, follow hygiene advice, wear a face covering and respect staff who may be asking you to shop differently.
“We’ve made so much progress against the virus - let’s not squander it. #StaySafe.”
The reopening of shops comes as Scotland had a third consecutive day without a confirmed death from Covid-19 on Sunday.
There, she inspected the changes that had been made to the store to ensure the safety of customers and staff.
Face coverings are now mandatory on all public transport in Scotland, with rules also extending to taxis, private hire cabs, buses, trains, the Glasgow subway, Edinburgh trams, planes and enclosed areas on ferries.
However, the Scottish government is still consulting on whether face coverings should also be made mandatory in shops as well.
A decision is expected to be made before 29 June.
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