First Minister face covering incident - Police Scotland correspondence: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

  1. The method through which police officers spoke ‘to the First Minister to remind her of the importance of wearing a face covering when there is a legal requirement to do so’ as per Police Scotland’s statement on 18 April 2022.
  2. All correspondence (including WhatsApps, phone calls, text messages, emails and meetings) between the First Minister (and her office) and Police Scotland from the 16 April 2022 to the present date.


  1. Phone call
  2. The information you have requested can be found in Annex A

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Annex A - 202200295176


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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