Coronavirus in Scotland: Beauticians, nail salons and tattoo parlours reopen

Scotland continues with Phase 3 of its route map out of lockdown as more restrictions are lifted.

Beauty salons, tattoo parlours and tailors can now reopen with enhanced hygiene measures in place.

Universities and colleges will be able to introduce a phased return to on-campus learning, as part of a blended model with remote teaching.

Motorcyclist instruction can begin, as can driving lessons – but only for tractors.

These latest measures follow what First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called the "biggest step yet in exiting lockdown" as the country began Phase 3 earlier this month.

Carrie Nicol, who works at Zen Lifestyle beauty salon in Edinburgh, said manicures and treatments would be "very different" to how clients remember them.

Clients will be spaced out, partition screens will be put in place for their hands to go under, masks will be worn at all times and there will be a reduced number of manicures on offer.

"I have no doubt that ourselves and our clients will get used to it very quickly," Ms Nicol said.

"I'm very much looking forward to it. I can't wait, let's get the doors open."

What has already changed under Phase 3?

Indoor pubs, cafes and restaurants reopened for the first time in almost four months on 15 July, as did hairdressers, barber shops, holiday accommodation and places of worship for communal prayer.

Museums, libraries, cinemas and visitor attractions could reopen but many venues chose not to.

Since 10 July, up to eight people from a maximum of three different households have been allowed to meet indoors – and can stay overnight as long as there is physical distancing.

People should stay two metres away from people in other households, clean surfaces after touching them, and wash their hands regularly.

Up to 15 people from five different households can meet outdoors, while also following the 2m distancing rules.

Adults are being advised not to meet people from any more than four different households in one day.

People who are part of a non-cohabiting couple no longer need to stay physically distant from each other, indoors or outdoors.

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