THE Scottish Government is not planning to impose Wales-style restrictions on non-essential supermarket goods, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Under a firebreak lockdown, which began on Friday and will end on November 9, non-essential retail including clothes shops, furniture stores and car dealerships must close in Wales.

Supermarkets have been told they must only sell essential items to discourage people from spending more time than necessary in shops and be fair to retailers who have to shut.

Items such as electrical goods, clothes, toys, games, and garden products are off limits as a result.

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Sturgeon was asked at her coronavirus briefing if she would consider imposing similar measures in Scots supermarkets were the country moved into the highest tier of restrictions – tier four.

The First Minister replied: "We would have no current plans to do that. Obviously we hope we don't have to go to level 4 in any part of the country, but we can't rule it out."

The restrictions in Wales have seen aisles cordoned off and plastic sheeting placed over items including children's clothes, bedding and kettles.

Around 60,000 people have signed a petition submitted to the Welsh Parliament calling for the ban to be immediately reversed.