PUBLISHED: 17:36, Tue, Sep 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:39, Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the Scottish nation today with the sombre news that she was reinstating draconian measures stopping Scots from spending time together at home once more. As part of her new rule, set to reduce the R-rate of coronavirus in Scotland, Sturgeon urged hopeful-holidaymakers not to jet off.
"Please think of the October break as an opportunity to further limit social interaction,” she said.
"And, given that this is a global pandemic, please do not book travel overseas for the October break if it is not essential."
Though the same warning has not been issued in England, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to allow social interaction in groups of up to six, in previous weeks the PM followed suit of Scotland’s rules swiftly after.
For example, initially Spain remained on England’s travel corridor list despite rising cases of COVID-19, meanwhile Scotland omitted the nation from its independent list on July 9.
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Lockdown in Scotland: Sturgeon warns against international travel (Image: Getty Images)
Scotland lockdown: Nicola Sturgeon has also banned households from socialising (Image: Getty Images)
England then made the decision to employ the same action on July 26.
There has been no official statement from the Prime Minister if he is planning on encouraging against international travel, or if he will employ some of Scotland’s more intense measures in the coming weeks.
However, Mr Johnson is set to address the nation at 8pm this evening.
English holidaymakers are still expected to abide by any quarantine regulations put in place by the Government.