Responding to the Scottish Government’s latest review of lockdown easing, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
“Today’s announcement has not offered solace for businesses who are ready to safely open up now.
“We have been calling for the crucial detail behind the levels criteria to be published. Without this, it is impossible to properly plan for re-opening, especially if there are any plans to impose additional conditions on businesses.
“The lack of this detail leaves businesses in the dark and we need to see the levels criteria published quickly.
“It is clear we are on the right track with social restrictions easing so we can see more of our friends and family. However, the business community needs to see the Government shift its focus to easing economic restrictions too.
“Only then will we be able to re-open our businesses and kickstart our economic recovery.”