Police chief says thanks for staying at home

Want to read more?

At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall, However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free.

To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic. The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.

We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a  subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device.  In addition, your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish).

Already a subscriber?

 

Subscribe Now

Police Scotland says the vast majority of people heeded advice to stay at home to  help beat coronavirus this Easter.

Latest figures show 47 fixed penalty notices have been issues by police in Argyll and West Dumbartonshire division since March 27.

Yesterday police were on the Inveraray road carrying out road checks, looking for people on non-essential journeys.

Deputy Chief Constable Malcolm Graham said: ‘Over the Easter weekend, the vast majority of people across Scotland have done the right thing by complying with the instruction to stay at home.
‘I recognise how difficult this will have been, particularly for those who have been unable to enjoy the sunshine or spend time with their families and friends. People have made personal sacrifices and I thank them for that.’

He said police are out in communities, engaging with people, establishing their individual circumstances and explaining the risks to public health of failing to comply with the guidance.

‘Where people have defied that very clear advice, we have, as a last resort, used the enforcement powers available to us.

‘The Chief Constable spoke on Friday of the public’s overwhelming co-operation and commitment and we are grateful for their continued support as we all play a part in the collective effort to protect the NHS and save lives,’ he said.