A Scots mum has been warned she is on the Police’s Covid “alert list’ after a neighbour reported her for having family ‘nipping in’ to her house to deliver birthday gifts for her daughter.
Ayrshire mum Leanne Macdonald, 36, celebrated her 10-year-old daughter, Myla’s birthday yesterday, but due to coronavirus restrictions decided to just stay at home in Irvine with partner Gary, 37 and the couple’s youngest daughter Rylee, two.
Leanne says her parents, grandparents and aunt and uncle ‘popped over’ separately just to briefly hand in gifts for Myla.
But the mum-of-two says the birthday celebrations were ruined when two uniformed police officers turned up saying she had been reported by an anonymous neighbour for breaking Nicola Sturgeon ‘s strict Covid-19 rules.
Leanne says she missed the most recent restrictions update due ‘a lot going on’ in her personal life and assumed she was still allowed one household at a time indoors.
She told The Record : “I honestly didn’t know the rules had changed. I missed all that. We weren’t planning to have people over or anything. My grandparents popped over for 15 minutes with a present for her then they left.
“After they left my aunt and uncle came over to drop a gift off.
“My aunt did pop her in to see Myla quickly but my uncle basically stayed outside and a wee while later my mum and dad came over and my mum nipped in to see Myla’s balloons and but that was it.
“The next thing I knew the police were at the door saying someone had reported me for having six adults and six kids in my house at the same time, which just absolutely did not happen.”
Leanne says police told her her house was now on an ‘alert list’ and if she was caught breaking rules again, she would face prosecution and a fine.
She said: “I could not believe it. The came to the door and told me I had been…