Scotland have confirmed their roadmap out of Covid restrictions, with KBB showrooms and tradespeople planned for an April bounce back.
Whilst non-essential shops, including kitchen and bathroom showrooms can offer a click and collect service from the 5th April, showrooms will not be permitted to reopen and resume ‘normal’ trading until 26th April.
Tradespeople installing kitchens and bathrooms in other people’s home can resume service from 26th of April also, although work in unoccupied property is permitted now.
Speaking on behalf of The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation, CEO Damian Walters commented by saying: “I’m pleased that there’s clarity for Scotland finally, although I remain disappointed that the playing field remains unlevel. I see there being absolutely no reason why those north of the border cannot resume service in line with England and Wales.”
He added: “The nature of our retailing has always presented minimal risk, as footfall can be managed by appointment only, distancing achieved by implementation of Safe Operating Procedures in store. Working to government guidance, tradespeople, as they have in England and Wales, are able to deliver a safe service in other people’s homes now, so I remain perplexed that these small businesses must wait another month plus to resume work”.
More information about Scotland’s reopening can be found here.
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