Scotland's coronavirus restrictions: Here's a full list of the 14 lockdown rules changing in Scotland on Monday April 26 including reopening of beer gardens, restaurants and gyms

The moment we've all been waiting for is almost here: next week, the country will move into Level 3 of the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown – and here’s a list of everything reopening on Monday.

From Monday (April 26), people in Scotland can celebrate their newfound freedom as hospitality, non-essential shops, gyms, swimming pools, museums and galleries reopen.

There will also be unrestricted travel within Scotland, England and Wales.

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The latest stage in lockdown easing was announced at a scheduled Covid-19 briefing by Nicola Sturgeon this week.

Giving us the news we all wanted to hear, the First Minister said the continued decline in coronavirus cases meant the strict rules can be eased earlier than planned.

If all goes well, the move will be followed on May 17 when Scotland moves from Level 3 to Level 2.

Here are 14 changes being made to Scotland’s lockdown rules from Monday.

Enjoy a drink in a beer garden

Scotland breaths a sigh of relief as it moves into level three.

People across the country will be raising a glass with friends in beer gardens across the city as pubs are allowed to serve alcohol outdoors until 10pm.

Tables must be booked in advance and contact details need to be given.

The Scottish Government say that local licensing laws apply outdoors.

People in the Capital will be able to enjoy a drink with friends in beer gardens from Monday (April 26). Photo: Gary Flockhart

Go for a bite to eat

Up to six people from two households can get together. Again, always book ahead to be sure.

Hit the gym

Hospitality, shops and gyms will reopen from April 26.

It’s time to work off the lockdown belly as gyms reopen for the first time this year.

A reminder that the Scottish Government specifies that only individual exercise will be allowed, as group sports for adults are not yet permitted.

Go for a swim

There’s no need to go cold-water swimming, as many pools are set to reopen on Monday.

Swimming lessons for children are allowed to resume from Monday, but adult lessons will have to wait until level two.

Shop ‘till you drop

After months of quiet city centre streets, the hope is the high street will be buzzing again as non-essential shops reopen.

Shops will still require you to wear a mask, and sanitising stations and social distancing measures may be implemented.

Get your nails done

Close contact services such as beauty salons can reopen, which will come as a relief to many people across the country.

Take driving lessons

Driving lessons and tests get the green light as the restrictions ease.

Get work done inside your home

Non-essential work inside people’s homes – such as painting, decorating or repairing – can take place.

Again, mask wearing will be required, and advice includes opening windows and doors while someone is working in your house.

Take out a library book

We've all been reading more during lockdown, but now you can get your books for free again as libraries across the country reopen.

It must be noted that not all libraries will open their doors, so check locally before you go.

Visit an art gallery

Indoor attractions and public buildings such as art galleries and museums can reopen, with the Scottish National Gallery, the National Museum of Scotland and the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, and Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Riverside Museum among many preparing to welcome back eager visitors.

Get a tan

Sure, the weather’s been decent lately – but with sunbed studios reopening those who like to be bronzed can get an extra UV fix.

After a long winter, there will be many jumping at the chance.

Attend a large wedding

Funerals and weddings – including post-funeral events and receptions – will be allowed to take place with up to 50 people.

The Scottish Government have added that alcohol will also be permitted at these events.

Get out of town

Travel between Scotland, England and Wales will be permitted.

Lower your shield

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

The full breakdown of the Scottish Government's timetable for easing restrictions is available here.

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