A COVID vaccine nurse threw a children’s birthday party at her home on the first day of the new lockdown.
Brazen Yvonne Traynor entertained guests at her lockdown-breach kids’ party by booking a giant dancing troll.
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The NHS worker, 41, was pictured greeting the pink character at her door while holding flowers and a birthday cake.
She also ordered in a bouncy castle and welcomed several adults and children to the bash — hours after Nicola Sturgeon imposed strict curbs over the aggressive new virus strain sweeping the country.
Traynor’s party came days after police were called to break up a Hogmanay gathering at her house in Moodiesburn, Lanarkshire.
Cops also attended following complaints about two people dressed as Teletubbies dancing outside her pad at the height of the pandemic’s first wave last April 17.
A source slammed the nurse — who has been trained to give crucial Covid jabs — for her actions.
They said: “How is she throwing parties? People won’t be able to get their head around why she is behaving like this.
“She has been administering the vaccine and has done the training for it. It is shocking.
“People are phoning the cops to her when she is throwing parties.
“I’m pretty sure exemptions don’t extend to birthday parties.
“People dressing up as a troll? Is that necessary work?
“Serious questions need asked about why these gatherings have happened and no punishment’s been meted out to those responsible.”
Sources told how several people emerged from Traynor’s detached property to greet the kids’ entertainer — whose pink costume appeared based on Princess Poppy from animated movie smash Trolls.
The character and a woman who had been sitting in a car outside mingled with the nurse and three others seen coming out of the pad at lunchtime on Tuesday.
Traynor’s parents — including mum Elaine — were two of the revellers partying in the new-build.
The fourth is understood to be her partner. It is not known if he lives with her at the address.
Shortly after the celebrations began another car pulled up with a woman inside.
The female also entered the house and didn’t emerge again for more than an hour.
Five vehicles were parked up outside at one point — two in the driveway and three on the street.
Traynor’s mother then left the party and drove away, followed by her dad a short time later. Elaine then returned on her own.
It is understood that children from two different households were at the celebration.
The dancing troll never entered the home but partied outside and posed for snaps with adults and kids which were later plastered on Facebook.
One of Traynor’s pals, who describes herself as a certified medical assistant/phlebotomist at nhs.uk on her profile, posted pictures of the party on the social networking site.
It is not clear if she had attended the birthday bash.
But on Hogmanay she shared a fireworks photo and one of Traynor indoors, captioned: “Just the best people to start a good year with love u Yvonne Traynor xx.”
On Monday, the First Minister ordered mainland Scotland and Skye to stay at home for the rest of January in a new legal lockdown.
Only two adults from separate households are allowed to meet each other outside for exercise.
Schools are shut for all pupils except vulnerable youngsters and key workers’ kids until February.
Churches and places of worship have been forced to close, except for funerals and weddings.
Leisure venues have also shut their doors in a bid to suppress the virus.
Those leaving home for non-essential reasons face £60 fines.
But there are exemptions to the rules for carers, essential shopping, unlimited outdoor exercise and being part of an extended household through support bubbles.
Announcing the clampdown, Ms Sturgeon said in an emergency parly statement: “It is no exaggeration to say I am more concerned about the situation we face now than I have been at any time since March last year.
“It is essential that we further limit interaction between different households to stem the spread and bring the situation under control while we vaccinate more people.
“In short, we must return for a period to a situation much closer to the lockdown of last March.”
She added that failing to act further could see the NHS overrun with coronavirus patients within “three or four weeks”.
Traynor posted a picture of herself in a nurse’s uniform and wearing a mask during the first lockdown last April. Weeks earlier she urged people to stay at home.
She wrote on Facebook: “If you can, then please do.”
The nurse defended staging Tuesday’s birthday event.
She said: “Am I not allowed to have a party for my children in my own house?”
She insisted she was only joined by her partner, kids and her mother, adding: “My mum practically lives with me.”
Quizzed about the fact someone dressed up as a troll before attending the party, she replied: “That’s not my problem that mascots do that. We were outside the house.”
Her partner added: “The mascot had a mask on underneath its suit as well.”
Scots Tory shadow health secretary Donald Cameron said: “Most people know the sacrifices we’re making are necessary to beat the virus.
“It’s really disheartening to hear of any alleged breaches.
“It is up to the police to respond appropriately to such behaviour. But it would be much better if rule-breakers did the right thing voluntarily, for all our sakes.”
Kay Sandilands, HR director at NHS Lanarkshire, said it would be “inappropriate” to comment on an individual.
But she added: “We remind all staff to adhere to Scottish Government advice on social distancing and reinforce this regularly in our own communications.”
Police Scotland issued 305 fines for breaking Covid rules in the seven days up to January 3.
Officers were also forced to break up more than 800 people in illicit gatherings on Hogmanay and New Year’s Day, despite Level 4 regulations and stay at home advice.
Cops confirmed they attended Traynor’s street on December 31.
A force spokesman said: “We received a report of people gathering around 7.15pm. Advice was given and the group dispersed.”
He added that no offences were recorded by officers in April’s Teletubbies callout.
The Royal College of Nursing declined to comment.
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