PUBLISHED: 13:42, Wed, Nov 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:57, Wed, Nov 4, 2020
Nicola Sturgeon has warned she is “actively considering” introduced legal travel bans across Scotland to help curb the spread of coronavirus. The First Minister could introduce severe limits on travel and those breaking the rules could face fines.
Current coronavirus guidance in Scotland tells the public to minimise or avoid unnecessary travel.
They have also urged people not to travel from a higher level to a lower level area, to help contain the virus.
Residents have been asked not to travel into level 3 areas or travel to England.
Currently this guidance is not enforced by law.
Nicola Sturgeon is planning to introduce even harsher travel restrictions in Scotland (Image: Getty)
Current coronavirus guidance in Scotland tells the public to minimise or avoid unnecessary travel (Image: Getty)
However, the First Minister has said the current rules are under review.
Whilst giving evidence to Holyrood’s COVID-19 Committee, she said: “Clearly we have travel restrictions in place in terms of guidance.
“We are actively considering whether we give a legal underpinning in the future weeks to these travel restrictions, and I’ll probably say more about that at that review point next week.
“But whatever approach we take to travel restrictions it relies on people abiding by them.”
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Nicola Sturgeon has warned she is “actively considering” introduced legal travel bans (Image: Getty)