Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th January 2021.

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Photo of Joan McAlpine Joan McAlpine Scottish National Party

Clearly, the size of some local authority areas, such as Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders, means that many residents might have to travel quite a distance to shop for essential goods or undertake exercise compared with those in more urban local authorities. Will the First Minister explain whether there are restrictions on the distance that people can travel? How do we encourage more people to stay at home or close to home, if they go out?