The principal of Aberdeen University has apologised after travelling to Wales and staying with his son.
George Boyne says he made the trip for a private health matter on Friday and was unaware it was against local guidance.
Professor Boyne, who is also Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, said: “On Friday I travelled down to Wales for a private health matter, to see a consultant I have been seeing for some time.
“For the purposes of the visit I have been staying at our house in Wales which is occupied by our son. As I have reduced immunity, it felt like the safest option to be in our house, rather than in a hotel.
“It has been suggested to me that this may be not be in line with local guidance. I have checked the position with South Wales Police and have been advised that they will not be taking any action.
“However I sincerely apologise for any concern this may cause. I have informed the Senior Governor of the University of Aberdeen.”
Esther Roberton, Senior Governor of the University, said: “The Principal has informed me of this matter and I will take advice and consult with fellow trustees to consider the full implications of his actions.”