Aberdeen venues can reopen on Wednesday

Reopening will be subject to an environmental health check

LICENSED premises in Aberdeen will be able to reopen their doors on Wednesday, August 26, once an environmental health check has been completed.

Business owners have been urged to contact the city council if they have not already had an environmental health check of their premises.

The decision to lift the lockdown conditions on the city was taken on Sunday, August 23, after a meeting of the Scottish Government’s Resilience Committee, which was attended by representatives from Aberdeen City Council, NHS Grampian and Police Scotland.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “grateful to the people in Aberdeen – the local authority and health board, local businesses and everyone who lives there – for complying so well with the rules that were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19”.

“In particular I am grateful for the understanding of the businesses that were required to close in order to help beat the virus,” said Sturgeon.

The Scottish Government reimposed lockdown conditions on Aberdeen on August 5 after a spike in coronavirus cases in the city.