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North-east police chief reinforces travel restriction message


By David Porter

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Divisional Commander, chief superintendent George Macdonald, has called on residents of the north-east to take regard of coronavirus restrictions this Easter weekend.

He said: "The coronavirus regulations have had a significant impact on our lives and I would like to thank the vast majority of people who are sticking to the rules and doing the right thing to avoid the spread of the virus as we move through the easing of restrictions.

“People should not travel outwith their local authority area except for essential purposes.

"While Easter weekend is traditionally a time for visiting friends and family, I would urge people to stay local and follow the regulations on gatherings.

“If you are visiting beauty spots within your local area, do so safely and respectfully – leaving no trace of your visit.

"Please also park responsibly to allow emergency access.

"Our approach throughout the pandemic has been to engage with the public, explain the legislation and encourage compliance, but we will not hesitate to use our enforcement powers as a last resort."

Please visit the Scottish Government website for further information on the latest restrictions: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/


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