SNP MSP Bruce Crawford and local councillor Evelyn Tweed are urging everyone across the Stirling area to adhere strictly to the new Covid restrictions announced on Monday 4th January.

During an emergency recall of the Scottish Parliament, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that, from Tuesday 5th January and for the rest of the month, there will be a legal requirement for everyone in Level 4 areas to stay at home except for essential purposes – similar to the lockdown of March last year.

Commenting on the new restrictions, Bruce Crawford MSP said:

‘I know how difficult this further lockdown will be for everyone – but it is absolutely necessary to bring this killer virus under control. If the country does not act now then we risk the NHS being overwhelmed and even more people will die because of this virus.

‘This is not a theoretic risk – it is the desperate reality Scotland faces now and over the coming weeks. That means everyone must play their part in a national fightback. And that means sticking to both the letter and the spirit of the new rules.’

Local councillor Evelyn Tweed added:

‘We know there is renewed hope with the rollout beginning of a second vaccine – and they will be delivered to the population as fast as possible – but they can’t protect us all yet.

‘So we must not let our guard down. Instead, we must redouble our vigilance and stick even more tightly to these toughened new rules. I recognise these sacrifices are very difficult but they will not be in place for a moment longer than absolutely necessary. But, unfortunately, they are currently more vital than ever.

‘I know everyone in Stirling will play their part in this national effort and together we will get through this. So, please, stick to the rules: Stay Home. Save lives. Protect the NHS.’


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