Police patrolling beauty spots in Borders to check for breaches of Covid-19 lockdown

Police are patrolling beauty spots in the Borders today, April 5, to make sure the lockdown introduced two weeks ago tomorrow to curb the spread of coronavirus is being observed.

By Darin Hutson
Sunday, 5th April 2020, 2:44 pm
A police car on patrol at Carter Bar today.
A police car on patrol at Carter Bar today.

Officers are visiting scenic locations such as Carter Bar and Leaderfoot Viaduct to check for breaches of UK Government prime minister Boris Johnson’s order that people stay at home except for specified reasons.

No lockdown breaches have been reported so far despite fears that today’s summery weather, with temperatures hitting 16C across the region, might tempt people to flout the rules now in force.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Our local roads policing officers were out on patrol today at our various scenic spots.

“Whilst we wouldn’t normally say this, they were happy to report they didn’t see anybody.

“Remember we are here to keep you safe and encourage you to stay home and follow government guidance.”

For further details of how the lockdown is being enforced, go to www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/covid-19-policescotlandresponse