First Minister Sturgeon has updated the country on plans to introduce harsher penalties due to repeated infractions of COVID-19 restrictions such as those seen during international football and November 5th celebrations. A move that has garnered a great deal of support amongst local councils struggling to cope with rising infection rates.
“Many are staying the course for the good of the nation. However, there are a minority who flaunt the advice given for the good of us all. So to them, I say this. Scottish authorities will not stand idly by and let your behaviour risk those who are sacrificing under these trying times Which is why I am authorising a list of harsher penalties for those who break restrictions such as fines of £10000 and/or arrest and imprisonment for up to 6 months,” was the hard line the First Minister took to rousing support.
The move was then summarily authorised by majority vote across Scotland for any area in Level 3 or higher restrictions. Coming into force from Monday the 9th of November.
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