An MP has apologised for travelling on public transport after testing positive for coronavirus.
The SNP’s Margaret Ferrier 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”.
“On Saturday afternoon, after experiencing mild symptoms, I requested a COVID-19 test which I took that day,” she said.
“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.
“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.
“Despite feeling well, I should have self-isolated while waiting for my test result, and I deeply regret my actions.
“I take full responsibility and I would urge everyone not to make the same mistakes that I have, and do all they can to help limit the spread of COVID-19.”