Nicola Sturgeon has been reported to police after footage confirmed her showing to interrupt Scotland’s Covid legal guidelines on face masks.
A video posted on social media confirmed the primary minister not sporting a masks throughout an area election marketing campaign go to to a barber’s in East Kilbride, south Lanarkshire, on Saturday.
In the cell phone video Sturgeon, who turned first minister in 2014, is seen and not using a face masking as she speaks to clients and pats the top of a person in a barber’s chair whereas mimicking the sound of electrical clippers.
However, in one other video posted on her official Twitter account from the identical occasion, she could be seen sporting a tartan face masks as she shaves a person’s beard.
Restrictions in Scotland imply it’s a authorized requirement to put on a face masking in most indoor public locations, together with retailers, public transport and hairdressers.
The guidelines will turn out to be steerage on Monday, although they are going to advocate that individuals proceed to put on masks when applicable.
Sturgeon apologised in December 2020 when she breached Covid guidelines by taking off her face masks at a funeral wake, describing it as a “stupid mistake”.
Voters will go to the polls to elect their native councils in May.
A Police Scotland spokesperson mentioned: “We can confirm that we have received a complaint which is currently being assessed.”
An SNP spokesperson mentioned: “The first minister was invited into the barbers during an outdoor visit on the street.
“Within a few seconds, she realised she hadn’t put her mask back on and immediately put it on.”
The Scottish Conservatives’ well being spokesperson, Dr Sandesh Gulhane, mentioned the incident confirmed that Sturgeon was a hypocrite.
“The video clearly shows Nicola Sturgeon isn’t practising what she preaches on face masks.
“She’s happy virtue signalling for official photos but behind closed doors it’s clear she doesn’t believe in her own rules, so why should anyone else?”
Press Association contributed to this report