New Covid restrictions pile pressure on retailers in Scotland

New Covid restrictions have been imposed on businesses trading in Scotland

A raft of new restrictions unveiled by the Scottish government to combat Covid-19 is likely to pile pressure on retailers across the country.

As well as a ban on the sale of alcohol indoors and the closure of pubs and restaurants in the populous central belt, the two-metre social distancing rule has also been reimposed in shops. 

There is widespread speculation that similar restrictions may be introduced in parts of England over the next few days.

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