COVID-19 Related Legislation - Consultation

A key part of the COVID-19 Committee role is to scrutinise secondary legislation which comes from the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 and other legislation related to COVID-19 including the UK Parliament Coronavirus Act 2020.

This webpage sets out legislation on which the Committee is currently seeking written views, and the deadline for providing those views.

The COVID-19 Committee has been established as a temporary committee for the duration of the emergency legislation which has been enacted to respond to the pandemic. As a result, it is anticipated that the legislation it will consider may require to be considered to shorter timescales resulting in limited time in which to seek written views.

The table below therefore sets out the expected date for the Committee’s consideration as well as the deadline for submitting views in relation to each piece of legislation (primary or secondary). We appreciate that sometimes the timescales may be very short and as such we encourage all those wishing to submit views to provide brief and focussed responses.

You may wish to consider the following questions when considering your response on any specific piece of legislation:

  • To what extent is this legislation necessary and what are the reasons for your views?
  • Will this legislation achieve the proposed outcomes?
  • Are there any further improvements you would suggest and if so, why?

How to submit your views

Before providing your views, please read our privacy notice about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you about how we process your personal data. Please email your views to [email protected]

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language.

The Scottish Parliament and its Committees value diversity and seek to work towards committee witnesses being broadly representative of Scotland’s society. As such we encourage members of underrepresented groups to submit written evidence If you need advice, please contact the Clerks at [email protected]


Current Consultations

There are currently no consultations.


Closed Consultations

Coronavirus (Scotland) No 2 Bill

Written views received


The Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) (Regulations 2020)

Read the Regulations

Policy Note


The Release of Prisoners (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations (2020)

Read the Regulations

Policy Note

Written views received






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