Rachael Hamilton has called on the Scottish Government to provide reassurances to Borders communities on essential cross-border travel.
It comes after many constituents have contacted the Borders MSP concerned about essential journeys for shopping and caring responsibilities over the border.
With Police Scotland doubling its efforts to prevent people travelling between Scotland and England, the Borders MSP wants local people who live along the border, especially near Berwick, to know that they can continue to cross the border for only essential reasons.
Mrs Hamilton will ask the First Minister on Thursday if she can give reassurances to communities, such as Paxton, Chirnside and Eyemouth.
Rachael Hamilton MSP said:
“Throughout the pandemic, many people have contacted me with concerns that they would be breaking the rules by travelling into England for essential purposes.
“My inbox was flooded with emails when the First Minister told Scots not to travel to England.
“We must see the Scottish Government provide reassurance through guidance, that those living along the border can continue to cross for essential purposes.
“Essential shopping, going to work or attending a medical appointment are some examples as exceptions.
“We all know it is just isn’t as simple as telling people not to cross the border for many local Berwickshire people.
“Life is so interlinked around the border; whether it be essential food shopping or attending a dentist appointment in Berwick”.