A full, Scotland-wide lockdown came into force yesterday morning with all non-essential businesses ordered to close.

The shutdown means only shops deemed as essential can remain open with restrictions to last the duration of January. 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the tighter laws have been put in place to prevent NHS Scotland from becoming overwhelmed during the outbreak of a new, faster spreading strain of Covid-19.

As tighter coronavirus restrictions come into place, we've made a handy guide of which shops and businesses are allowed to remain open during Scotland's 2021 national lockdown.

Glasgow Times:

  • Supermarkets
  • Pharmacies
  • Off-licenses
  • Banks
  • Funeral directors
  • Petrol stations
  • Vets and pet shops
  • Vehicle and MOT services
  • Post Offices
  • Taxi and vehicle hire businesses
  • Agricultural supplies shops
  • Medical and dental services
  • Storage and distribution units
  • Newsagents
  • Motorway service areas
  • Takeaways and food deliveries
  • Food banks and shelters
  • Mobility and disability support shops 
  • Bicycle shops
  • Building merchants and suppliers of products and tools used in building work and repairs
  • Laundrettes and dry cleaners
  • Livestock markets or auctions
  • Outdoor markets, and outdoor car lots