Dealerships in the north are putting in place measures to allow for their safe reopening once restrictions are lifted.
The plans are being implemented after confirmation from Prime Minister Boris Johnson that car showrooms south of the border will be able to re-open as of Monday.
The date for Scottish dealers to reopen is expected to be outlined by the Scottish Government later this week.
Dealerships are included under the UK Government’s plans to allow the first wave of retailers to fling their doors open to welcome trade from the general public.
It forms part of Mr Johnson’s recovery plan for the economy following the shutdown of commerce to best protect the public.
John Macaulay, sales manager at Donald MacKenzie car sales in Inverness, said the firm is looking forward to welcoming customers.
He said: “We will be doing all we can to keep customers and employees safe by following government guidelines.
“We have a large showroom and we shouldn’t have a problem making sure there is plenty of room between the cars for people to move around safely.
“We will also be exploring options to disinfect cars and make sure they are safely handed over and create a safe environment for all to come into.
“We absolutely welcome this and anything to help the economy, once it is safe to do so.
“We are looking forward to getting back to work.
“It will be good to get back to normality and welcome customers back.”
Showrooms in Aberdeen have said they plan to implement similar measures, but said yesterday they were awaiting further guidance from the Scottish Government before progressing plans further.
Car dealerships across the nation were classed as non-essential workplaces and ordered to close in March.
Some have retained the repair element of their workshops to conduct vital repairs for key workers to ensure trade continued during lockdown.