MP admits travelling on public transport following positive coronavirus test

Margaret Ferrier with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Margaret Ferrier with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon - (Copyright PA)
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An MP has admitted travelling on public transport after testing positive for coronavirus.

The SNP's Margaret Ferrier has said in a statement there was ‘no excuse for my actions’ and 'I apologise unreservedly for breaching COVID-19 restrictions by travelling this week when I shouldn't have’.

She explained that she experienced mild symptoms on Saturday and took a Covid test that day.

“Feeling much better, I then travelled to London by train on Monday to attend Parliament as planned. This was wrong, and I am very sorry for my mistake. On Monday evening I received a positive test result for COVID-19,” she said.

“I travelled home by train on Tuesday morning without seeking advice. This was also wrong and I am sorry. I have been self-isolating at home ever since.

“I have used Test and Protect and I have notified the House of Commons authorities who have spoken with Public Health England. I have also notified the police of my actions.”

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