Commenting ahead of the First Minister’s statement to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 16th February 2021, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Director & Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
"The vaccination roll-out has been significant across Scotland and the UK, and with vaccination milestones being reached, we now need to understand the conditions at which the economy can begin to re-open.
"We understand that setting specific dates can be challenging given the unpredictable nature of the virus. However, businesses need to know the trigger points over the next three months that will deliver the re-opening of the economy.
"Only a clear plan to re-open will give businesses the confidence to plan, hire and invest. Without this, businesses and livelihoods face catastrophe."