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'Go home now or get the jail'
Police confront a man on the street who says he has coronoavirus.

Frontline police officers to get protective equipment

Frontline police officers are to get more protective equipment in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The equipment includes masks, gloves, boot covers and goggles.

About 630 of Scotland’s 17,259 police officers currently have the protective kits and the rest will be issued from next week.

Deputy Chief Constable Malcolm Graham said the force had been working round the clock in “challenging circumstances” to secure the extra equipment.

Chief constable to speak about lockdown enforcement

Iain Llivingstone
BBC

Police Scotland chief constable Iain Livingstone will be speaking on Good Morning Scotland after 08:00.

The force has new powers to enforce the coronavirus lockdown rules, which include arresting people who repeatedly refuse to comply with the restrictions.

However, the chief constable has said arresting people will be an "absolute backstop".

Police call for action on childcare

Jamie McIvor

BBC Scotland education correspondent

police
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The Scottish Police Federation wants urgent action to ensure the children of police officers can always get childcare at the special hubs that councils have been setting up.

It says many officers are concerned about some of the arrangements and that some have been unable to get places.

Different councils have their own lists of just how they define key workers.

Edinburgh has specified that police officers are among those getting top priority.

Meanwhile councils are gradually getting a better sense of what the demand for childcare is like in practice.

Severe disruption: M876 Falkirk southbound

BBC News Travel

M876 Falkirk southbound severe disruption, at J1 for A883 Denny.

M876 Falkirk - M876 exit slip road closed southbound at J1, A883 (Denny), because of flooding.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M876 Falkirk southbound

BBC News Travel

M876 Falkirk southbound severe disruption, at J1 for A883 Denny.

M876 Falkirk - Temporary closure on M876 southbound at J1, A883 (Denny), because of people on the road.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M876 Falkirk southbound

BBC News Travel

M876 Falkirk southbound severe accident, between J1 for A883 Denny and M80.

M876 Falkirk - It's heavy on M876 southbound between J1, A883 (Denny) and M80, because of snow and an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M876 Falkirk southbound

BBC News Travel

M876 Falkirk southbound severe accident, between J1 for A883 Denny and M80.

M876 Falkirk - M876 partially blocked and queues southbound between J1, A883 (Denny) and M80, because of an accident involving two vehicles and snow.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M876 Falkirk southbound

BBC News Travel

M876 Falkirk southbound severe accident, at J1 for A883 Denny.

M876 Falkirk - One lane blocked on M876 southbound at J1, A883 (Denny), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time