The SNP leader issued a plea to the people of Scotland to think carefully regarding travelling within Scotland and to areas in England that are classed as very high or high alert under Boris Johnson’s three-tier system. Ms Sturgeon also told people living in England’s coronavirus hotspots not to come to Scotland.
Scotland’s First Minister said: “The advice to think carefully before travelling is especially important regarding areas of high infection.
“So of course that advice applies not just to travel to and from Scotland but it applies to travel to and from parts of England with high levels of infection.
“We are currently advising against non-essential travel to the parts of England which are classed as very high or high alert areas under England’s new three-tier system.
“I am asking people from these areas not to travel to Scotland either.”
“Several of these areas are seeing even higher levels of infection than we are currently seeing in central Scotland.”
The SNP leader went on to single out Blackpool as a place Scottish people should avoid visiting.
Ms Sturgeon said: “I need to advise you that trips to Blackpool are now associated with a large and growing number of Covid cases in Scotland.
“Blackpool is being mentioned in Test and Protect conversations far more than any other location outside of Scotland.”