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Coronavirus / Police urge people to stick to the Covid-19 rules a little longer

Some take social distancing to new extremes.

POLICE in the Highlands and Islands are urging local people to stick with the Covid-19 guidance and stay at home as the movement restrictions continue. 

Chief superintendent George Macdonald said on Friday that he was “extremely grateful” for the public’s support.

“Our officers and staff are being met by high levels of co-operation and it is my plea for everyone to continue exercising the same self-discipline, commitment and common sense which has, so far, served us well,” he said.

“As it stands, the guidance is clear – continue to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.”

The divisional commander added: “Police Scotland officers will continue to be visible in your community and will engage with people where necessary, explain the legislation and encourage them to comply.

“Only where people continue to defy the very clear being given will enforcement action be used as a last resort.”

And he added: “Continue to stay safe, look after your loved ones and keep an eye on any vulnerable neighbours or friends.

“As I have said before, on a personal level we all know someone who works in the NHS or the care sector, or have family and friends who are being required to shield for their own protection.

“I ask everyone to continue staying at home, to travel only if absolutely necessary and to adhere to the physical distancing guidelines to help keep everyone safe.”