After receiving several thousand emails seeking clarity on seemingly contradictory Covid rules over the last 18 months, local MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has called on the SNP government to be more consistent with the application of remaining restrictions.
Alex said: “As we moved out of Level 0, people assumed that might mean an end to restrictions altogether but concerns over the virus created a need for the retention of face masks. I understand that.
“What I don’t understand is why, for example, if you’re at a wedding, you need to wear a mask during the ceremony, but not at the reception or while dancing at a ceilidh afterwards.
“There is no scientific basis to that and it is undermining confidence in the remaining restrictions.”