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18/06/2020

Scottish coronavirus restrictions changed

Subject: Coronavirus emergency

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (2020 No. 182) come into force fully on 22 June 2020. The regulations amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (“the principal regulations”).

*  Regulation 2(4)(a) amends the principal regulations to provide that an accommodation provider may accommodate any person who needs accommodation while travelling for the purposes of work or to provide voluntary or charitable services, where that person cannot work or provide services from

home.

*  Regulation 2(4)(b) provides that a place of worship may open for prayer or contemplation by an individual who is either alone or with members of their household. Regulation 6 of the principal regulations provides that no person may participate in a gathering in a public place of more than two people with certain exceptions, including where everyone in the gathering are members of no more than two households. Regulation 2(5) amends the principal regulations to provide that such a gathering may consist of three households.

*  The Regulations insert a new regulation 6A into the principal regulations, to require persons to wear a face covering when using a passenger transport service or passenger transport service premises. This duty does not apply in certain circumstances, such as on a school transport service or where there is a partition between the person providing transport services and the public.

*  Regulation 8(4) of the principal regulations provides that it is a defence to a charge of committing an offence under paragraph (1), (2) or (3) of that regulation if the person had a reasonable excuse. Regulation 2(7)(b)(ii) and (iii) of these Regulations amend regulation 8(5) of the principal regulations to provide that it is a reasonable excuse for a person to take part in exercise or outdoor recreation with up to two other households. It is also a reasonable excuse for a person to attend a place of worship for prayer or contemplation, either alone or with members of their household.

*  Regulation 2(7)(b)(iv) amends regulation 8(5) of the principal regulations to provide that it is a reasonable excuse for a member of an extended household to visit, provide assistance to or stay with the household forming the other part of the extended household.

*  Regulation 2(9) inserts definitions of “extended household” and “qualifying household” into the principal regulations.

 

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