Nicola Sturgeon: 'Anybody that goes to a picnic in the park will be breaking the law'

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reminded Scots that going out for picnics is still considered against the law as the country continues lockdown.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reminded Scots that going out for picnics is still considered against the law as the country continues lockdown.

During her daily press briefing today she stressed the importance of the Stay at Home message in Scotland, despite Boris Johnson’s more relaxed approach south of the border.

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Ms Sturgeon said “anybody that goes to a picnic in the park will be breaking the law” and that she expects the police to act accordingly.

Ms Sturgeon said “anybody that goes to a picnic in the park will be breaking the law” and that she expects the police to act accordingly.

She added: “I understand you're fed up with lockdown, but please don't do it.”

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During her speech she reminded Scots that going outside is only permitted if it involves shopping for food or travelling to work that cannot be done from home, and exercise which, as of Monday, is allowed more than once a day.

Her statement comes after she revealed the country’s latest coronavirus cases.

So far, there have been 14,117 positive cases confirmed in Scotland with 1,480 patients in hospital and 71 patients in intensive care.

As of today, 34 more deaths have been registered bringing the total to 2,007, according to government officials.

Ms Sturgeon has said the “phasing” for the easing of restrictions would be laid out “over the course of next week”, but that caution was still important.

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