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The Scottish barber reopens at midnight while pubs, cinemas and attractions welcome customers


Lockdown measures are eased to bring Scotland back into operation today. Pubs, restaurants, hairdressing salons and tourist attractions are reopening.

As of today, there are strict social detachment and hygiene measures as the Scots enter the third phase of the Scottish government's route map due to blocking reasons.

The first Scottish minister, Nicola Sturgeon, urged people to adhere to the applicable guidelines, e.g. For example, the provision of contact details in order to support traceability if necessary and to prevent the virus from recurring.

A barber shop in Giffnock, Glasgow, reopened at midnight to thank loyal customers

Scotland's tourist attractions and hotels, including Edinburgh's Prestonfield House, can be reopened today

Scotland's tourist attractions and hotels, including Edinburgh's Prestonfield House, can be reopened today

She said to the Scottish Government Coronavirus briefing: “The changes that come into effect (on Wednesday) are the most risky changes since we got out of the lockdown, as many of them involve indoor activities and we do know the risk of the virus The prevalence indoors, for example in a pub, is considerably higher than outdoors. & # 39;

Other relaxation options include museums, galleries, monuments, cinemas and libraries that can be reopened with precautionary measures – for example, if tickets are secured in advance.

The Scottish tourism sector can also be reopened, including all holiday accommodation, while the childcare sector can be fully reopened.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned that these are the most risky changes since Scotland began to ease its blocking measures

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned that these were the most risky changes since Scotland began to ease its blocking measures

Hotels, including Prestonfield House, have finished decorating to prepare for visitors after months of closure

Hotels, including Prestonfield House, have finished decorating to prepare for visitors after months of closure

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Places of worship can open their doors to shared prayer and contemplation, with the physical distance and number limited to 50.

Entry restrictions for weddings and funerals are relaxed, but the number remains limited and physical distance is required.

The first Scottish minister, Nicola Sturgeon, urged people to adhere to the applicable guidelines, e.g. For example, the provision of contact details in order to support traceability if necessary and to prevent the virus from recurring.

She added: “I would like to ask all customers to accept this. If you want to go to a place like a hairdresser, a place of worship or a popular restaurant, you will be asked to provide your contact details.

"You should work with anyone who asks you to.

"If you are unwilling to provide your contact details, my message to you is fairly blunt. Don't go to these places as you could put others at higher risk.

She continued: "Our most immediate risk is not a second wave of Covid, but a resurgence of the first wave."

Tony Mann's barber shop in Giffnock, Glasgow, reopened at midnight this morning as measures wore off

Tony Mann's barber shop in Giffnock, Glasgow, reopened at midnight this morning as measures wore off

There are new hygiene measures, with face coverings and social distance, that are reopening in Scotland from today

There are new hygiene measures, with face coverings and social distance, that are reopening in Scotland from today

A hairdresser in East Renfrewshire opened its doors at midnight on Wednesday as a thank you to loyal customers who helped him with the closure.

Tony Mann at Giffnock decided to start cutting his hair as soon as he was allowed to reopen hairdressers and other facilities in Scotland on the first day.

His barber shop is open around the clock on Wednesday. The 24-year-old is also fully booked and has appointments for the following fortnight.

Both he and Margaret McGillivray were on site to welcome Sean Munro and Mitchell Wildman as their first customers – and as one of the first people in Scotland to have an official haircut – for almost four months.

Mr. Mann said: “I haven't cut hair since Friday March 20th.

"To give something back to my customers who were so loyal throughout this ban, I thought I would do 24 hours to see everyone and make sure there were no haircut fights.

People who want beauty treatments will have to wait a little longer because personal retail services such as beauticians with improved hygiene measures can't be reopened until July 22.

On this day, colleges and universities can gradually return to learning on campus using a combined model with distance learning

No date has yet been set for the return of live outdoor and indoor events, the reopening of theaters, bingo halls, night clubs, casinos and other entertainment venues, and the reopening of non-essential offices.

There is also no confirmed date to restart amateur outdoor contact sport for adults, reopen indoor gyms, and resume driving lessons and exams.

While the barbershops are open again, there is no date when gyms can welcome visitors again

While the barbershops are open again, there is no date when gyms can welcome visitors again

Changes in these sectors are currently not expected to take place before July 31.

The easing of the measures is due to the fact that visitors returning to popular attractions will be a very emotional experience for many people.

Bernard Donoghue, director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (Alva), said many websites are "overdrawn" because people check off places on their "wish list" that were created during the ban.

He made the comments when Alva released numbers showing 145 million visits to 266 of the UK's top websites in 2019, an increase of 6% over the past 12 months.

When asked about people's reaction to the return to attractions, Donoghue told PA news agency: "They have been locked in their home for three and a half months and have created a wish list of places they want to return and very often return to their favorite places is one very emotional experience.

A person who returned to the Blenheim Palace site in Oxfordshire said it was like coming back to an oasis in a coronavirus desert.

"You see that often. People have such high expectations and anticipation to return to their favorite places that it is a very emotional experience for them. & # 39;

Mr. Donoghue said that most of the savings from the attraction tax cut that comes into effect on Wednesday will help the venues fix their finances and not pass them on to customers.

But he continued: “There is unprecedented public demand to return to your favorite visitor attractions.

& # 39; The pre-booked slots are heavily oversubscribed.

"We are very confident that there is a big movement, a great desire by the public not only to return to their favorite places, but also to places they may not have thought of before."

Mr. Donoghue said that parks, gardens, zoos and safari parks saw a particular surge in demand as people "prioritize visiting outside areas" and "are somewhat reluctant" to visit large cities due to the pandemic.

He hopes that the strong performance of Britain's visitor attractions in 2019 will remind people of how popular and successful the websites are worldwide.

The top 10 most visited venues were in London, with the British Museum maintaining its top spot in the annual ranking with 6.24 million visits in 2019.

This 7% increase over 2018 was partly due to exhibitions in Edvard Munch, Troy and Manga.

The latter – which featured Japanese comics and graphic novels – was seen by the museum's youngest and most diverse audience for a temporary exhibition, according to Alva.

Visits to attractions in Scotland increased by an average of 10% in 2019.

With 2.21 million visits, the Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland was the UK's most popular attraction outside of London, ranking 12th overall.

Edinburgh Castle (2.20 million visits) and Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (1.83 million visits) ranked 13th and 15th, respectively.

Chester Zoo, which finished 14th with 2.09 million visits, recently warned that it was on the verge of extinction and could end the year with £ 24 million in debt due to the Corona virus shutdown.

However, demand has increased since it reopened on June 15. All tickets are sold out.

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