Published on : Friday, May 8, 2020
Parks across Glasgow have witnessed a large number of people gathering together and violating lockdown rules. Families and sunbathers gathered together to enjoy the sunny weather in the city’s Botanic Gardens while observing the two-meter distancing rules. However, residents breached stay-at-home restrictions that have been in place for more than six weeks while visiting the parks.
According to the lockdown rules enforced by the government, people have been advised to leave their houses as less as possible in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. Residents have been advised to leave home only for essential reasons.
People around the city have previously been advised to exercise alone or with close household members. Shopping has been allowed for medical and daily essentials or providing care for a vulnerable person. Work from home has been encouraged and traveling to and from work has been advised only if working from home cannot be executed.
A spokesperson from the city police department has mentioned in a press statement that the majority of the public have adhered to the guidance provided by the government and have helped the NHS in the process. However, it has been mentioned once again that the government has strictly asked residents to leave the house for very limited purposes such as basic necessities.
It has been mentioned once again that though parks are open for exercising purposes, any individual accessing a park or open space should follow the two-meter social distancing rule at all times. At the present moment, no public gatherings of more than two people at any time are being encouraged unless if the people belong from the same household.