(sorry it's the Sun )
NICOLA Sturgeon breaks her own Covid law by chatting to pensioners in a pub without wearing a face mask. In a photograph supplied by a concerned member of the public, the First Minister was seen ch…
NICOLA Sturgeon breaks her own Covid law by chatting to pensioners in a pub without wearing a face mask.
The First Minister apologised over the embarrassing blunder at a funeral wake.
Ms Sturgeon — who repeated rules on covering up during a parly speech today — said of her gaffe in Edinburgh: “This was a stupid mistake and I’m really sorry.”
The First Minister admitted she was "kicking herself" and said she was “in the wrong” and had no excuses after breaching her own Covid rules.
It came after The Scottish Sun obtained a photo of the Nats leader standing and chatting to three elderly women following a funeral last week in Mortonhall, Edinburgh.
Under a law passed by SNP ministers, customers in hospitality settings must cover up unless seated at a table.
After we flagged up the snap to the Scottish Government, Ms Sturgeon said: “Last Friday, while attending a funeral wake, I had my mask off briefly. This was a stupid mistake and I’m really sorry.
“I talk every day about the importance of masks, so I’m not going to offer any excuses. I was in the wrong, I’m kicking myself and I’m sorry.”
The photograph showing Ms Sturgeon leaning on the back of a chair with her left hand was taken at the Stable Bar and Restaurant.
The First Minister was at the venue following a funeral of a senior Scottish Government civil servant at nearby Mortonhall Crematorium. She is pictured without a mask while looking towards the table of pensioners.