The hospitality industry is slotxo online warning of the potential of "another lost summer" as Scottish ministers prepare to delay easing coronavirus restrictions. Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday that moving Scotland to level zero was likely to be pushed back three weeks. It means restrictions on bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels could be in place until the middle of July. The first minister told MSPs the delay would ensure more people could be vaccinated. Covid cases are continuing to rise in Scotland, where the infection rate is five times higher than it was in early May. Ms Sturgeon's statement came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that plans to lift restrictions in England would be delayed by four weeks until 19 July. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association said the industry was now at "breaking point" and they called for more financial assistance for businesses. Its managing director, Colin Wilkinson, said: "There needs to be an extension to the current support schemes available such as furlough, VAT reduction, deferral of loan repayments and so on. "Our pubs and bars have already invested millions to provide a safe environment as we all learn to live with this virus and we need to be able to open without restrictions as soon as we can." Mr Wilkinson said most hospitality businesses were continuing to operate at loss and racking up further debt. They have increased staff costs as they have to provide table service, but fewer tables - and customers - because of social distancing rules.