Close the Scotland/England border

While Scotland does not currently have the power to close the border, as England is currently the worst affected country in Europe and on track to be the worst on the planet, if England choose to lift its lockdown and we don't, we should use Police and Public health powers to create checkpoints on the Scottish side of the border to turn back any travellers on non essential journeys. The only traffic that should be allowed is freight, emergency services and people crossing the border for work. All other traffic should be turned around. Welsh police worked this successfully, why can't we?

Why the contribution is important

This will greatly reduce the risk of infection, as Englands infection and death rates far surpass ours. It will also stop people travelling on holiday or to second homes, putting our NHS in danger of being overwhelmed.

by Gordy on May 05, 2020 at 10:51PM

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  • Posted by julselis May 05, 2020 at 23:12

    Or at least restrict cross border travel to 'essential only' for the rest of the year!
  • Posted by Alimac35 May 05, 2020 at 23:48

    Agree that it should be essential only but would need clear definition of ‘essential’.
  • Posted by Henretty May 06, 2020 at 00:08

    don't be silly
  • Posted by margarett May 06, 2020 at 01:30

    I agree if England lift lockdown before Scotland then borders should be closed
  • Posted by is May 06, 2020 at 02:37

    could be done in scotland aswell to be fair skye bridge as an example
  • Posted by Afoggo May 06, 2020 at 06:00

    Nonsense
  • Posted by stagwoodwellbeing May 06, 2020 at 07:14

    This is ridiculous! I am desperate to drive to see my 90 yr old parents in Manchester which I intend to do as soon as possible. I consider this ‘essential travel’ . Treat us like adults . Masks, gloves & testing must be the way forward!
  • Posted by Runaire May 06, 2020 at 07:23

    Prevention of virus spread would be improved by this measure. Scotland should not have to face an invasion of tourists who want to escape the confinement of towns and cities until a vaccine is widely available. Border control for essential journeys only is an excellent idea and perhaps regional boundaries as well. That would allow freedom of movement within a defined area for a lot more people .
  • Posted by Sarahj May 06, 2020 at 07:30

    We are a united country and should stand as such. What about those who have family across the Scotland / English border?
  • Posted by Marion May 06, 2020 at 08:00

    I agree. We should not become a holiday park for people south of the border. We should not be permitting travel to second/ holiday homes or campervan travellers when they could possibly bring more of the virus and be dependent on our local resources and NHS.
  • Posted by CareBear May 06, 2020 at 08:09

    definitely need to be clear on essential.. my little boys dad lives down south so child access should be essential too
  • Posted by Caroline2121 May 06, 2020 at 08:23

    Agree only essential travel
  • Posted by SoWhatNow May 06, 2020 at 08:57

    This is a stupid idea.
  • Posted by westkip May 06, 2020 at 11:30

    Essential travel only. Need to base it on safety and common sense not an opportunity for bash the English.
  • Posted by Sabrinam May 06, 2020 at 11:47

    This is ridiculous! What about people who made the choice to move to Scotland before the virus and lockdown and are still in the middle of purchasing their homes? Would you turn us away?
  • Posted by SawersL May 06, 2020 at 11:55

    This is nonsense. Many people in the south east corner of Scotland have to transact their daily lives in England just to shop for food, see the dentist or doctor, simply because this is the nearest to them geographically by a long way. How would it work for the hundreds of people who travel daily from south Scotland to the railway station at Berwick upon Tweed just to catch the train to work or college/uni? Answer - it would not. There is no border for people like us.
  • Posted by DrT May 06, 2020 at 12:11

    Not a good idea.
  • Posted by MaighstirTodt May 06, 2020 at 12:43

    Yep, it's looking like Westminster will want to loosen restrictions before us.
  • Posted by MargaretR19 May 06, 2020 at 13:48

    No non essential travel anywhere in the UK until it is considered safe to do so and longer term no influx of visitors to Scotland from rest of UK
  • Posted by seamus May 06, 2020 at 14:17

    100% support this. Scotland needs to make its own decisions on evidence based FOR Scotland
  • Posted by AlexaJoy May 06, 2020 at 14:54

    Absolutely ridiculous, considering there are still flights coming into both countries!
  • Posted by jrob May 06, 2020 at 15:20

    Nonsense!
  • Posted by JCC May 06, 2020 at 15:39

    Nonsense, as soon as this is over I'll be heading to the NE of England for a break. Or maybe we should close the road from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you never know there might be more Covid-19 sufferers in either city!
  • Posted by TinyP May 06, 2020 at 16:57

    Don't think closing the border is the answer, with flights still coming in and out. People also still have family and friends across the border they are desperate to see, myself included, which should be considered essential under mental health if nothing else by now, not to mention other business they desperately need to take care of. It is time to start trusting people and engage in mandatory masks, gloves and testing. We won't get any further keeping everyone locked away. Economy is on its knees. Educations are being destroyed. People across the country are at risk of homelessness as they are suddenly unable to make rent or mortgage because of losing jobs. There are covid carriers in every town, every street even. To truly prevent the spread, we would have to completely ban leaving homes altogether, making them prison cells in the most literal sense, which is of course, ridiculous.
  • Posted by Ginakeenan May 06, 2020 at 17:48

    Yes please ! Especially if England lift restrictions before Scotland as we will have the world and his wife up here. Bringing who knows what with them!!!
  • Posted by Alasdrum May 06, 2020 at 17:56

    I think there are other more important things to be getting on with.
  • Posted by Frannz33 May 06, 2020 at 17:57

    I think having checks at the border are entirely appropriate and hope they will be implemented at airports, sea ports etc as well. The point of it would be to help prevent the spread of the virus not keep people out per se. Also a border check between England and Scotland presumably would work in both directions. Essential travel could include visiting relatives but not include going on holiday.
  • Posted by sueh_59 May 06, 2020 at 19:17

    I agree. Border checks on both sides for any non essential travel for at least the end of the year. Just need clarification on what the Govts would deem as non essential.
  • Posted by Sorcha2222 May 06, 2020 at 20:00

    Totally agree
  • Posted by NewYorkChrysler May 06, 2020 at 20:45

    Ridiculous idea. There is no physical border and employees and businesses currently travel freely and need to continue this. Our controls to reduce spread of the virus need to be better aligned and understood. It is not helpful to our citizens to hear conflicting advice and guidance.
  • Posted by Dougieo May 06, 2020 at 21:25

    Yes close the border, especially for non essential travel
  • Posted by hbutcher21 May 06, 2020 at 21:45

    The UK is one country. It is not fair to restrict travel across the border if travel within Scotland is not restricted. This will unfairly impact families who live on different sides of the country.
  • Posted by John_Taylor May 06, 2020 at 22:41

    I believe there should be controlled border checkpoints at all points of entry. Be that road, rail, air or sea. Whilst bit us important that critical supplies are distributed without delay, it is clear that some people will attempt to visit as tourists. It is far too soon to allow tourists and non-essential travellers.
  • Posted by PerthshireForever May 07, 2020 at 01:55

    This is not legally permissible under the Scotland Act 1998, which sets out the powers and limitations of the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government. Under that Act, the movement of people into and across the United Kingdom is a matter reserved to the Parliament of the United Kingdom and Her Majesty's Government. It is therefore not within the competence of the Scottish Parliament to do this. Even if it were, it would cause immense trouble for people in communities on both sides of our internal UK border. People from Cumbria or Northumberland may find their nearest shop is in Dumfries & Galloway or the Scottish Borders Council, and vice versa. The border isn't some clear line which nobody crosses unless for good reason - people cross it every day and they have to do so - much like how somebody living in Invergowrie (Perth and Kinross) will find it easier to cross into Dundee City to shop for goods, so too may somebody living on one side of our Anglo-Scottish Border find it easier to cross to the other side.
  • Posted by Colin87 May 07, 2020 at 05:53

    I disagree strongly with this proposal
  • Posted by T303 May 07, 2020 at 10:20

    Bad idea, millions of people in cross border families will be negatively affected by this.
  • Posted by DennisThecat May 07, 2020 at 10:24

    A ridiculous idea unless you live in the 16th century A ridiculous idea unless you live in the 16th century
  • Posted by Scotland_is_flatlining May 07, 2020 at 10:33

    You and whose army??
  • Posted by lastlullaby May 07, 2020 at 10:44

    Absolutely ridiculous idea. What about people who have families in England? What about people who live in Scottish Borders? What about transport of goods? This is the worst idea presented on this site.
  • Posted by Cowden May 07, 2020 at 10:49

    Absolute rubbish
  • Posted by maryhar May 07, 2020 at 11:30

    Test, track and trace seems to be the most effective measure we can adopt at present. How can we adopt and effective test, track and trace measure if the borders are not controlled, because people will keep bringing Covid in from outside Scotland? This would need to apply to road, rail, ports and airports.
  • Posted by NKTC May 07, 2020 at 11:43

    Clear advice both sides of the border on what is essential travel (ie it is not going to second/holiday homes, campervans or camping outwith your local area) would be more practical than shutting the border. Clear advice and legal powers to enable enforcement would avoid an influx of holidaymakers spreading the virus outwith their local area.
  • Posted by colinbro99 May 07, 2020 at 12:21

    The Anglo-Scottish border is the most politically sensitive one, but also quite easy to monitor with 2 trunk roads, 6 main roads, 2 rail lines, and not too may minor country roads. But there should also be local or regional variation in policies driven by live stats on each local epidemic. e.g. Inverclyde is currently the worst-affected region, and easily ring-fenced by a few main roads and railways - and the coastline. Real islands can also be easily ring-fenced, and Kintyre is almost an island. Shetland was an early hotspot, Orkney was not - prime instances for Test/Isolate/Treat were missed. In 1918 pandemic, whole towns were virus-free by simple quarantine/exclusion policies. That can still happen here: The centre must allow local variation within its own borders
  • Posted by WilfredLawrieNicholasJohnson May 07, 2020 at 12:21

    Agree. Border control at England.
  • Posted by Bigshire May 07, 2020 at 12:42

    Proof of family residing in one or the other countries to visit. Must quarantine for 14 days either side. No tourism until a treatment is available (that works) or a vaccine that works or both. Locked down islands to stay locked down for same reasons. Scotland needs to take care of its own.
  • Posted by Peachy May 07, 2020 at 13:13

    Totally agree with this measure. We all seen what happened when the lockdown was confirmed - they were all coming up here! NHS Scotland Scotland wouldn't have been able to handle the majority of England camping in our country. It's not like it would be hard to monitor. Artics is an obvious allow, we can starve England and vice versa, but cars should be turned away if not necessary (including family visits, we have video chat).
  • Posted by randomchaos May 07, 2020 at 15:22

    Wow... What country am I in? Did I go to bed and wake up in North Korea? Close the English border? Are you mad? Probably one of the most ridiculous comments I've seen. I get that done Scots don't like the English, but this is a joke.
  • Posted by Wilsmce May 07, 2020 at 15:35

    Totally agree. In my area we're fed-up coming across English tourists flouting the present restrictions. Think how much worse it would be if English restrictions were relaxed while we still had a problem. Airports should be closed to passenger flights too. Travelling the length of the country to visit family is NOT essential travel in the present circumstances and I speak as someone who DOES have family down south!
  • Posted by JoysieJ May 07, 2020 at 19:55

    I don't agree with this. This is fear mongering at its worst!
  • Posted by lcraik May 07, 2020 at 20:00

    Reduce M74 to 40 mph
  • Posted by IndyScot1000 May 07, 2020 at 21:03

    excellent idea, we have to be selfish and sensible at the same time. what’s the point of us taking extra measures when tourists will charge in and undo all the careful distancing we are doing. just this once, Scotland should be saying ‘us first’ after all it’s a life and death situation.
  • Posted by derick28a May 07, 2020 at 21:25

    Totally agree but this should have been done in the UK at the start of this pandemic, the same as other countries in Europe managed to implement early and have faired a lot better, Scotland needs to control it's own border to get on top of this, we can't keep waiting for the rest of the country to take action and see how it goes. 14 day isolation for anybody entering the country,
  • Posted by Purple23 May 08, 2020 at 00:05

    Very good idea. Agreed we need to keep the border closed, except for essential travel.
  • Posted by laumon May 08, 2020 at 07:10

    Absolutely!! No point reducing infection in Scotland ,and then have IMPORTED cases from England. There should definitely be check points to control essential travel only !!!
  • Posted by Smac May 08, 2020 at 07:57

    Totally agree but there needs to be clear guidelines as to what would be classed as essential travel. There is absolutely no point in continuing a Scottish lock down if holiday makers are allowed to stream into the country. There are remote parts of Scotland that could be quite easily overwhelmed by this virus and these are the places holiday makers would flock to deeming it a safe place to be.
  • Posted by Abx20 May 08, 2020 at 07:57

    Wrong. Scotland’s performing worse than England when it comes to coronavirus deaths!
  • Posted by Bucketp May 08, 2020 at 08:09

    My mum in her 80’s was in hospital at the very start of all this she has since been moved into a care home in Cheshire. She hasn’t had a visit from any one since it started I will travel to see her as soon as Westminster say it’s ok to do so. The end of lockdown should be a British government decision and not down to the devolved administration who seem to think they have the final word on everything.
  • Posted by Julief May 08, 2020 at 08:40

    Disagree. If our R is higher than theirs , then don’t we pose a greater risk than them. Maybe they want to keep us out? Or maybe they’re not interested in using the pandemic for their own ends. And as someone pointed out, for those living in the borders this isn’t practical. The bigger issue is that we don’t have coherence between west minister and the devolved governments. I fear this is going to quickly politicise the pandemic which will be catastrophic for all of us, which ever part of the UK you live in.
  • Posted by Johnh May 08, 2020 at 09:35

    A terrible idea. I would never forgive a government that even hinted at this as it would so clearly be a political move rather than a public health move in the midst of a crisis.
  • Posted by LaineyMac May 08, 2020 at 09:38

    if we are looking to use public health and police measures at the border, this should also be done at the airports.
  • Posted by Inverness May 08, 2020 at 10:34

    When lockdown restrictions are lifted, the English will flood north increasing Scotland's risk. Close the border.
  • Posted by DP May 08, 2020 at 12:30

    Not sure about this one although I would be furious if people south of the border were able to travel freely in Scotland before we could!
  • Posted by Donald May 08, 2020 at 12:55

    Not a practical idea. Many people in areas close to Border work over the Border, in both directions. We never want closed Borders expect only allowing non UK citizens to come into the country for the next 2 months.
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  • Posted by Graham May 08, 2020 at 16:01

    Perhaps closing the border is a vote-loser, but it would be one of several useful pinch points for some rudimentary testing, particularly temperature and basic symptoms check, as found in most Asian countries as a matter of course. No such testing exists on the cross channel ferries or at airports.
  • Posted by HighlandLass May 08, 2020 at 18:08

    Retrice travel across the uk to 1 hour from home destination. This is clear and easy to understand
  • Posted by peterk May 08, 2020 at 18:09

    Silly idea, I think this is spurred by a dislike of anything English, rather than a measure to prevent the spread of CV. Unless air freight is used, the vast bulk of Scottish exports have to travel through England, so it would be shooting ourselves in the foot.
  • Posted by maggiea May 08, 2020 at 20:56

    This is ridiculous. We are one country. It is not a case of ‘us and them, let’s shut the border and save lives’. Completely illogical.
  • Posted by lggl May 09, 2020 at 11:22

    Ridiculous anti English nonsense. On that basis you would close the border between neighbouring local authorities too with different statistics.
  • Posted by GordonM May 09, 2020 at 11:48

    If we believe the First Minister, we have it worse in Scotland than in England , so we would be more likely to export the virus than import it. Of course she could be wrong (is in my view) but I still think this would be the wrong thing to do as there is no evidence to support the idea. We could have the NHS and Police Scotland conduct random stops to test people coming from the south if there was a real perceived issue
  • Posted by PiedFifer May 09, 2020 at 12:32

    I remember seeing footage of residents in China closing off their streets and checking everyone coming in and out. At the time I thought it was ridiculous but having thought about it more it actually makes sense. People took on the responsiblity to ensure their own safety. The irony is that in a supposedly free society we cannot be trusted to do the same. In theory we could close off our own streets. Villages could close off their entry roads, likewise with towns. If the virus was only in England would it have been ridiculous to close the border to stop it spreading to Scotland? All in it together does not result in optimal solutions.
  • Posted by MARshd May 09, 2020 at 14:41

    This virus doesn't respect Borders and any restrictions on traffic would be ineffective as there are so many points where the Border is crossed it would be impracticable to monitor all of them and, more importantly, would take up a significant portion of our key resources to manage this; taking them away from more important essential activities. We are all in this together and there should be no divide (political or otherwise) in how policies are implemented in any of the 4 nations.
  • Posted by Stephen666 May 09, 2020 at 14:50

    The UK is a nation state, Scotland was a nation state but is now a country. Genuine border issues for locals require UK government in London to agree and get on with containment and testing in border areas. UK government so loved by so many for so few, needs to get a grip on testing and ditch the herd immunity bilge, and halt the nudging process to allow the slaughter of the vulnerable and elderly across the whole of the UK, after sufficient people feel that there is no alternative..
  • Posted by JVL May 09, 2020 at 15:56

    Ridiculous suggestion. We are one nation. Many people have family and friends spread across the whole of the U.K. and indeed people need to work in different parts of it. Furthermore it would be a complete waste of police resources to manage the closure
  • Posted by Lanaiya May 09, 2020 at 16:30

    I agree. Should be essential journeys only when crossing the border. I have seen English tourists in a campervans in my local shop this weekend, say they are touring the highlands!
  • Posted by Davidinverness May 09, 2020 at 17:52

    This seems to be a rather narrow minded nationalist view. In face the scottish government suggests that the problem in scotland is greater than the problem in England since the r number here is higher. It would be far better for everyone uf the whole uk worked together to find a solution and if the devolved governments stopped trying to score points by making announcements in advance of the uk announcements.
  • Posted by EKopinion May 09, 2020 at 18:28

    Ridiculous idea, just how many unnecessary cross border journeys have been made since lockdown....very few I would imagine..... this sounds more a political agenda than a sensible idea
  • Posted by mallan May 09, 2020 at 20:09

    Ridiculous concept, we need to be operating now more than ever as one UK nation
  • Posted by GrahamDane May 09, 2020 at 20:45

    This is a political comment not a scientifically valid one. There is a gradation as you move north, so the less north-south travel the better. It makes more sense to have checks at all stages - Skye bridge, Tay Bridge and at Perth etc etc. Keep politics out of the debate.
  • Posted by JaimeGK May 10, 2020 at 00:03

    “ We are a united country and should stand as such ...” Even if this works to disadvantage some parts of the country? France, for example, is split into different zones. As I understand it, travel between zones is tightly controlled.
  • Posted by Badhairdays May 10, 2020 at 00:47

    Typical Scot Nat semi fascist comment. No understanding of the nature of spread - Scottish hotspots are just as compromised as many of the English areas.
  • Posted by conniel May 10, 2020 at 11:32

    Ill-informed and/or deliberately provocative.
  • Posted by gac555 May 10, 2020 at 12:25

    Anti English nonsense which embarrasses Scotland
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  • Posted by jeankemp May 11, 2020 at 01:07

    We must do everything we can to keep the virus out of Scotland. A spike in the number of cases this summer would be a disaster, and many of us could die because of a bad decision by a foolish man. No tourism should be allowed in Scotland at least until the R number is reduced and our TTI programme is well established.
  • Posted by Andy1510 May 11, 2020 at 09:35

    Factually incorrect and deliberately misleading and misguided. R in Scotland is HIGHER than rest of UK. This is confirmed at each and every opportunity from our ministers and health experts. Why would people wish to travel to an area with a higher infection rate. Seems like you wish to be part of the UK when it comes to allowing goods coming into Scotland and accepting all help from the UK government by way of additional funding and health surveillance/testing but telling them to go away otherwise. "What have the Romans ever done for us" springs to mind. My advice to anyone who agrees with this suggestion is to go and stand in front of a mirror, grab a facecloth, and rub all the blue dye off your face. Let's just stick to the current FM slogan;- "Stay at Home........but go out as much as you like" Be careful the border is not closed in the other direction to stop any spread from Scotland to England.
  • Posted by DaveinEdinburgh May 11, 2020 at 10:27

    I don't think anyone is actually suggesting stopping goods and essential travellers crossing. However, what Scotland does not need is large numbers of camper vans and tourists 'escaping' to their holiday homes. New Zealand, Australia and Finland all imposed intra-state travel bans and have had some of the best outcomes globally. People opposing travel restrictions between Scotland and England on this thread are typically doing so from a constitutional viewpoint, not a health one.
  • Posted by Gordong16 May 11, 2020 at 12:14

    100% support closing if the border. But this must be coupled with closing all air travel also. If this had been done in wide from the start(considering the UK is an island) we would have had little to none in the way of deaths
  • Posted by plee1974 May 11, 2020 at 12:21

    In light of Boris Johnsons address to the nation Sunday Night. We must ensure that the roads in to Scotland from England are policed to stop any holidaying or unnecessary travel into Scotland. If we do not then this makes a complete farce of the 7 weeks we have already endured to try and stop the spread of this virus. Boris is allowing unrestriced travel in England - This will mean many people trying to come to Scotland, I understand we cannot close our border - But we can police them. There is a second wave coming and it's heading for England.
  • Posted by Gi May 11, 2020 at 12:33

    Excellent idea.
  • Posted by dam19 May 11, 2020 at 12:49

    This would be really unhelpful for me as my partner lives in England. People shouldn't be going on holiday but visits to family/partners should be allowed if those people are part of the social bubble that they have identified.
  • Posted by alexandra97 May 11, 2020 at 13:14

    I personally disagree with this. You are completely disregarding those people who have loved ones, grandparents, parents, partners and children who may not live in the same country. Closing the Scotland/ England border is not going to stop the spread of Covid-19 it’s already here in Scotland. Worth noting that Italy’s death rate does not included presumed patients whereas the UK’s does. We do not necessarily have the highest death toll in Europe and it might never be possible to ascertain who does due to the differences in reporting
  • Posted by Haggis59 May 11, 2020 at 13:16

    People driving to Scotland from England should be stopped and asked their purpose by Police when crossing the border. Scottish Government don't have power to shut border and I don't know if that should happen anyway. People from different parts of UK should respect different rules regarding lockdown just now as we are at a different stage of virus in Scotland compared to rest of UK; same applies to Ireland and Wales. . Unless it's absolutely necessary people shouldn't be travelling to Scotland as we're still on lockdown as virus still active and still deaths daily. No one in UK wants second wave of virus and need to be patient a bit longer.
  • Posted by EGJ May 11, 2020 at 13:24

    Police Scotland should make a public statement similar to the one Wales has issued.
  • Posted by Angie101 May 11, 2020 at 13:34

    I agree close or monitor the border. For people wishing to visit family that can't be done under the current conditions, so the quicker we listen the quicker we get back to visiting family. Since lock down too many English landowners and tourist trying to escape this virus has put how many at risk...
  • Posted by Wllcnur May 11, 2020 at 13:55

    Ridiculous idea. There are those who need to travel north & south. As for English people coming in their droves it could easily be the other way round with Scots looking for less restrictions down south
  • Posted by kazbrundell May 11, 2020 at 14:52

    We need to police our border. In the Guardian today there was an article about going to Lewis. We cannot have people from down south coming to Scotland for the time being. I realise people living in the borders may need to cross it for work, doctors, shopping etc. Surely it could be policed to allow that and all essential travel but stop people coming up here for a holiday.
  • Posted by Henderson May 11, 2020 at 14:57

    Ridiculous idea. Let’s just build a wall! All perspective has gone out the window.
  • Posted by abhi May 11, 2020 at 15:47

    support locking down regions from external visitors , but only if that allows the region to be opened internally for all purposes. Another extreme would be to lockdown towns from external traffic, but let everything open within that town :schools , cinemas , restaurants etc..
  • Posted by LauraJones May 11, 2020 at 16:48

    our r number is higher so if anything we are a risk to england. This shouldn't be an independence land grab
  • Posted by mpiper May 11, 2020 at 17:41

    Let's not be half-heated here, I think we should build a wall. Like Hadrian did. Donald would be happy.
  • Posted by Brett May 11, 2020 at 18:14

    Restrictions on non essential travel already exist. Wherever this is breached it would be reasonable to expect appropriate action to be taken. This doesn't necessary require closing borders. Simply monitor traffic and enforce guidelines. Symbolic actions of closing a border simply allow the narrative of party politics to persist in the media. Like it or not for Scotland to close its border would be used to undermine the clear, considered and consistent approach taken by Scot Gov throughout. Public health remains the priority. The position of the government that has my complete support.
  • Posted by Maramoto May 11, 2020 at 20:52

    Considering Scotland is doing worse then England then it would be a good thing for the English but I don't hear them calling for it because they aren't trying to politicise a pandemic
  • Posted by LisaB May 11, 2020 at 21:29

    Absolutely agree. If England's advice applies only to England then they should not be allowed to move across other areas that have taken a different approach.
  • Posted by peterbrownbarra May 11, 2020 at 21:54

    Not just at the border, but checks for non-local traffic to prevent non-essential travel.
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