Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, reiterated messages from front-line NHS staff for people not to travel to the region during the Easter break, backing the UK and Scottish Government’s health messages during the Coronavirus crisis.
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“Anyone tempted to travel to the Highlands and Islands over Easter, please, please don’t,” said Mrs Grant.
“We have limited resources in our region and you will be putting people at great risk.
“Please stay at home and only go out for permitted purposes.
“If you think you can sneak in under the radar, I can assure you that our communities are on high alert at the moment for anyone breaking the rules.
“It is hard for families and friends who would normally meet up, but these measures are necessary, especially to protect the elderly and for the most vulnerable.”
If media do substantiate cases where rules have been broken Mrs Grant added:
“No-one can be ignorant of the advice not to travel and this just puts communities at risk.
“I hope that the police will take strong measures to make sure that people breaking the lockdown go home and stay safe in their own areas.”