Scotland: Ian Murray tells SNP to ‘be straight with people’
The Scottish Government had attempted to introduce a policy which would see all travellers arriving at UK airports from overseas be forced to stay for 10 days in hotels from tomorrow. Measures would have gone further than the UK Government policy, announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock which will only see those arriving from 33 “red list” countries into England be forced into quarantine hotels.
The SNP led administration however had issues regarding a loophole involving Scots flying to an English airport from a country not on the red list and then travelling north by road or rail.
Scottish Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said on Friday the Scottish Government must give “serious thought” to border controls to stop travellers entering Scotland by landing elsewhere in the UK.
But last night, the Scottish Government said people arriving abroad from England would be told to self-isolate at home instead, avoiding the…
— to www.express.co.uk