The public can now report Covid-19 breaches directly to the police through a new online form. 

Police Scotland's Covid-19 Reporting form went on December 8, 2020.

Since the start of the pandemic, police have encouraged the public to not overwhelm emergency lines to report coronavirus breaches. 

With level four restrictions in place across Scotland, it is forbidden to visit other people's homes or to have large gatherings and the form will allow Scots to voice their concerns about breaches. 

What can you report in the form?  

The form is not meant for reporting emergencies and people are still advised to call 999 if there is an emergency. 

However, the form can be used to report non-emergency Covid-19 breaches. 

For the public to be able to report a concern, the breach must be taking place in Scotland and it must be happening now. 

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Scots can then chose if they wish to report a business, a group of people, an individual or fraud or scam. 

However, they are urged to be wary of what restrictions are in place in their local area to ensure a breach is really taking place.

How can I access the form? 

The tool is straightforward and easy to use, you can access it HERE.

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What did Police Scotland say? 

Chief Superintendent Roddy Newbigging said: "An online form is already available to allow the public to report lower level complaints and help ease the demand on our 101 and 999 services, particularly during December which is the busiest month for our control rooms.

"A separate form has now been introduced which people can use to report ongoing breaches of coronavirus regulations in Scotland.

"We would always encourage anyone to contact the police if they have concerns that someone is breaking the law, but people shouldn’t have to do that.

“People shouldn't have to call about their neighbours because everyone should be taking responsibility to do the right thing to help stop the spread of coronavirus."