As lockdown measures were lifted last week Friday, Scotland’s governance have shown some concern around broken social distancing regulations amongst the citizens of Scotland. This has prompted the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to propose new laws that govern the new lockdown measures.
Scotland introduced their new lockdown measures last week Friday, allowing easier and more fluid mobility for its citizens while still adhering to the #stayhome sentiments that were echoed during Scotland’s first round of lockdown restrictions.
Though these new measures allow for more freedom, the First Minister cautioned against reckless and irresponsible meetings among a group of people, she maintained that the initial rules that governed the first round of lockdown measures are still very much relevant and should still be practiced, however heaps of individuals have since broken these guidelines.
Scottish police reported a number of about 1,391 compliant dispersals since the new lockdown measures were enforced, this breach of social distancing is what prompted the First Minister to enlist new laws that restrict travel distances and group sizes.
Though the restrictions have been slightly lifted the risk of there being a resurgence or second wave as some would call it of the coronavirus pandemic within Scotland is still probable.
What will eventually lead to another round of extreme lockdown measures is this probability, said the First Minister after detailing what should be expected from the Scottish public after the ease comes into effect.
Scotland’s governance have yet to outline an official statement regarding the new laws for the social distancing measures, and therefore nothing can be confirmed as of yet with regards to the government’s intentions moving forward.