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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-36037
Asked by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 11 March 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place.

Current status: Answered by Michael Russell on 11 March 2021


Answer

Amending Regulations were made to the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 today.

These Regulations legislate for the relaxation of restrictions announced by the First Minister on Tuesday, 9 March. They amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to remove a number of restrictions on socialising, sport and exercise in order to provide individuals with greater opportunities for social, recreational and sporting activity outdoors. These changes come into force on Friday, 12 March.

The Regulations also permit activity for election purposes or to observe an election in Level 4 areas from 15 March ahead of the Scottish Parliament Election in May 2021.

The Regulations have been published at https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2021/136/contents/made .