The Justice Committee will seek to scrutinise the actions of the Scottish Government, and the wider civil, criminal justice and prosecution system in Scotland in responding to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 public health emergency. Any documents or correspondence relevant to this scrutiny will be published here.

(Page created: 26 March 2020. Last Updated: 2 April 2020)



Subordinate Legislation

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

These regulations were laid on Friday 27 March and as a made affirmative came into force on that day. The regulations will be reviewed every 21 days for a maximum of 6 months

The regulations enable a number of emergency public health measures to be taken to reduce the public health risks posed by the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Scotland which causes the disease Covid-19.

This includes the creation of offences for failure to comply with the restrictions imposed by the regulations.

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