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Scottish border panic: Nicola Sturgeon admits plans to limit journey from UK IMPOSSIBLE | Politics | Information

2020-10-16 16:00:00

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In a briefing immediately, Ms Sturgeon agreed with police considerations imposing restrictions on folks getting into Scotland from Covid hotspots in different components of the UK can be tough to implement. The First Minister is at the moment contemplating cross-Border journey restrictions which might be legally enforceable after Wales threatened folks from high-risk components of Scotland and England with fines of £50 in the event that they journey there.

 

Nonetheless, the Police Federation of England and Wales mentioned the measures launched by the Welsh Authorities can be “unenforceable”.

Mark Bleasdale, Police Federation of England and Wales’ Welsh Lead, mentioned: “On the face of it, that is unenforceable due to the problem of figuring out the place individuals are coming from and the place they’ll.

“There may even be loads of people travelling legitimately from areas which aren’t excessive threat, and this can solely add to the opposite difficulties officers face when policing the prevailing rules.”

However talking throughout immediately’s First Minister’s briefing, Ms Sturgeon mentioned: “Enforcement is among the points we now have to think about in all of this.


 

“Whether or not you’ve got steerage advising folks to not journey or the legislation says you shouldn’t journey, it stands to motive you possibly can’t have a police officer checking each automotive or each journey individuals are making.

“Regardless of the system is predicated on, it entails loads of willingness on the a part of folks to adjust to that.

“So one of many issues that we are going to be weighing up and deciding what to do is whether or not a regulatory method coupled with enforcement offers us a extra significant option to the place essential limit journey from excessive to low prevalence areas.”

She advised Specific.co.uk: “We now have ongoing discussions with Police Scotland, every bit of regulation and enforcement we now have launched and can proceed to be the case, we do by dialogue with Police Scotland so we perceive what the problems and any considerations they could have round enforcement.”

READ MORE: Sturgeon assaults Boris for prioritising Brexit over COVID

Ms Sturgeon requested followers to not collect exterior the stadium or in different folks’s houses.

With pubs closed within the central belt below non permanent COVID-19 measures, Ms Sturgeon advised followers to not journey to different components of Scotland or to areas in England the place such restrictions will not be in drive.



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