Coronavirus / Police enforcing movement restriction rules

WITH the spring like weather expected for this weekend police are reminding people in Shetland to adhere to the tough movement restrictions in place to slow down the spread of coronavirus.

Chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch said on Friday that the local police force have had no choice earlier in the week but take further enforcement action against people who failed to remain at home without reasonable excuse.

This follows on from police using newly granted powers last weekend and issuing a fixed penalty and sending people home.

The area commander said: “With fine weather expected this weekend, the public are reminded to only leave home if you have a reasonable excuse such as shopping for food, household or medical supplies, travelling to or from work for essential workers or a daily period of exercise.

“Anyone using the public transport system including buses and ferries can expect to be challenged and will only be permitted to travel if the journey is considered essential.”