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Coronavirus Acts: seventh report to Scottish Parliament

This is the Scottish Government's seventh report on the operation and status of the provisions of the coronavirus legislation.

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Coronavirus Acts: seventh report to Scottish Parliament
8. Coronavirus-related Scottish Statutory Instruments

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8. Coronavirus-related Scottish Statutory Instruments

8.1 Section 14 of the second Scottish Act requires Scottish Ministers to report on all SSIs made by Scottish Ministers where the primary purposes relate to coronavirus. This does not apply to SSIs made by Scottish Ministers under the first or second Scottish Acts or the UK Act, as SSIs made under these Acts are already being reported on. Information on SSIs, to which section 14 of the second Scottish Act applies, is included in Table Five below.

Table Five – SSIs to which section 14 of the second Scottish Act applies
Ref SSI title and number Power under which SSI was made Parliamentary procedure to which SSI was subject Brief description of what the SSI does Date(s) of commencement Period for which it has effect Status at the end of the reporting period (31 May 2021)
1. The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/17 Sections 98 and 105 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 Negative This instrument ensures that certain NHS services for any overseas visitor who requires diagnosis or treatment for coronavirus are provided without charge to that visitor. 30/01/2020 Open-ended In force No change to status since last reporting period
2. The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 (Notifiable Disease and Notifiable Organisms) Amendment Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/51 Section 12(2) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Negative Makes SARS-CoV-2 a notifiable virus and COVID-19 a notifiable disease. 22/02/2020 Open-ended In force No change to status since last reporting period
3. The Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus Reliefs) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/101 Section 153 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 Negative Introduces two reliefs in relation to Non-Domestic Rates in the financial year beginning on 01/04/2020, and makes consequential amendments to other regulations that provide a relief from liability to pay rates. 01/04/2020 31/03/2021 Expired on 31 March 2021 Replaced by SSI 2021/151 for 2021-22
4. The Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) (Amendment) (No.3) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/108 Sections 80 and 113(1) and paragraph 1 of schedule 2 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 Negative The purpose of these regulations is to increase the additional earnings disregard from £17.10 to £37.10. The regulation takes effect on 06/04/2020 and ceases to have effect at the end of 04/04/2021, when the provisions in SSI 2021/137 come into force. 06/04/2020 04/04/2021 Expired This provision expired when the relevant UK Government measure ended
5. The Carer's Allowance (Coronavirus) (Breaks in Care)(Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/117 Sections 70(8) and 175(1) and (3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 Negative Relaxes the rules on breaks in caring so that breaks due to a carer or cared-for person being infected with or self-isolating due to COVID-19 do not affect carers’ receipt of Carer’s Allowance. Payment will continue throughout any coronavirus-related break in care during the period for which regulation 2 of the 2020 Regulations has effect. 03/04/2020 Initially 8 months from 03/04/2020 The application of regulation 2, which provides for the relaxation of the rules on breaks in care, was extended to 12/05/2021 at 23:59 by SSI 2020/350. The application was further extended, to 31 August 2021, by SSI 2021/140 – see related table entries. In force Duration of this easement was extended to 12 May 2021 at 2359 hours by SSI 2020/350 – see related table entry. Regulations came into force on 12 May 2021 to further extend the duration of this easement to 31 August 2021 – SSI 2021/140 – see related table entry. There is also a corresponding adjustment to the savings provision which ensures that a coronavirus-related break in care won’t be counted against a person’s entitlement to carer’s allowance during future breaks in care once the easement no longer has effect.
6. The Single Use Carrier Bag Charge (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/118 Sections 88 and 96(2) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 Affirmative Waives the carrier bag fee in certain circumstances, such as bags being used to deliver groceries from a supermarket, for collections and for takeaways. 02/04/2020 Has effect until 00:01 on 03/10/2020 Not in force No change to status since last reporting period
7. The Prisoner and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2020 SSI 2020/122 Section 39 of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989 Negative The amendments provide Governors with flexibility in regards to compliance with timescales and the provision of services detailed in Prison Rules. 07/04/2020 30/09/2021 Partially in force No change to status since last report – see entry for SSI 2020/264 and SSI 2021/80.
8. The Electricity Works (Miscellaneous Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/123 Section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, sections 36(8), 36C(2), 60(2) and (3) and paragraph 1(3) of schedule 8 of the Electricity Act 1989 Negative Suspends requirements for applicants to provide access to certain information at a physical location. 24/04/2020 Ending on the date on which Part 1 of the first Scottish Act expires In force No change in status since last reporting period
9. The Town and Country Planning (Miscellaneous Temporary Modifications)(Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/124 Section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, sections 35B(5), 40, 43A(10) and (11) and 275 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 Negative Suspends requirements for certain public events and meetings and for applicants to provide access to certain information at a physical location. 24/04/2020 Ending on the date on which Part 1 of the first Scottish Act expires Regulation 2 allows applications to be made up to 6 months after this point, where pre-application consultation (PAC) was carried out in accordance with the temporary emergency requirements rather than the re-instated PAC requirements. In force No change in status since last reporting period
10. The Education (Misc. Amendments)(Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/128 Sections 28A(5) and 28D(3) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 and section 22 of, and paragraphs 4(3) and 6(6) of schedule 2 of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 Negative Extends timeframes for admissions related appeals and gives greater flexibility in how appeals can be conducted. 23/04/2020 Open-ended In force
11. The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) (Coronavirus) Amendment Order 2020 SSI 2020/129 Sections 30, 31 and 275 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 Negative Allows Local Authorities to carry out development for emergency purposes. 24/04/2020 31/12/2021 In force Time period for effect of changes extended by SSI 2021/29
12. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Modification) (No.2) Revocation Order 2020 SSI 2020/136 Section 48(2) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 Affirmative This instrument revokes the increase of the mandatory amount of early learning and childcare from 600 hours to 1140 hours each year. 30/04/2020 Open-ended In force No change to status since last reporting period.
13. The Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation)(Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 SSI 2020/139 Section 29(3) and (4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 Negative Extends the 2014 Unsuitable Accommodation Order to all homeless households. 05/05/2020 Open-ended except for Article 3 which expired on 30/09/2020 Only temporary exceptions Expired
Repealed by the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) (Modification and Revocation) (Coronavirus) Order 2021 (SSI 2021/10).
Permanent amendments of 2020/139 remain in place.
14. The Education (Deemed Decisions) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/149 Sections 28D(3)(b) and 28H(5)(b) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 Negative Amends regulations that relate to an appeal against the decision of an education authority to exclude a pupil from school, by amending the time period after which failure of the education authority to hold an appeal committee hearing becomes a deemed decision from one month to four months. 15/05/2020 Open-ended In force No change to status since last reporting period
15. The Adults with Incapacity (Ethics Committee)(Coronavirus)(Scotland Amendment Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/151 Section 51(6) of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 Negative To improve capacity within, and allow some flexibilities in, working practice of the committee as a result of urgency of COVID-19 research and the subsequent amendments required to trials involving adults with incapacity in Scotland, as research continues and is finessed beyond the pandemic stage when clinician members may be require to absent themselves due to clinical duties. 21/05/2020 Open-ended In force No change to status since last reporting period
16. The Marine Works & Marine Licensing (Miscellaneous Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/157 Section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, sections 23(3)(d), (4) and (5), 24(2) and 165(1) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 Negative Replaces requirements for certain public consultation events with online events and suspends requirements for applicants to provide access to certain information at a physical location. 21/05/2020 Ending on the date on which Part 1 of the first Scottish Act expires In force No change to status since last reporting period
17. The Police Act 1997 and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fees) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/163 Sections 112(1)(b), 113A(1)(b), 113B(1)(b), 114(1)(b) and 116(1)(b) of the Police Act 1997 and sections 70(1) and (2) of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Negative Qualifying sectors recruiting staff solely to respond to pandemic do not pay usual fee for a disclosure check. 26/06/2020 25/03/2022 In force The period for which this SSI has effect was extended to 25 March 2021 by the Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fees) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/376). That period has been further amended to 25 March 2022 by The Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fees) (Coronavirus) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/71).
18. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/169 Section 94(1)(b)(i) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative Introduces a requirement on international traveller arrivals into Scotland to provide data on their journey and contact details, and a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival, subject to a limited number of sectoral exemptions. 08/06/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
19. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Public Health Information for Travellers to Scotland) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/170 Section 94(1)(b)(i) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative Requires commercial carriers to provide information to travellers on applicable public health requirements in Scotland including the need to provide contact information and to self-isolate. 08/06/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
20. The Health Protection (Coronavirus)(International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/171 Section 94(1)(b)(i) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative Amendments on penalty provisions. 08/06/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
21. The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Supplementary Provision) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/174 Section 127(1) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 Affirmative Provides a six month extension to an Amnesty period that was due to end on 12/06/2020. 12/06/2020 Six month extension - expires 12/12/2020 No longer in force
22. The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2020 SSI 2020/175 Section 39 of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989 Negative The Amendment Rules provide for the introduction of virtual visits, authorised personal communication devices and in-cell telephony in Scottish prisons. 15/06/2020 Open-ended In force No change to status since last reporting period
23. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2)Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/184 Section 94(1)(b)(i) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative Amends some of the sectoral exemptions to provide clarity on seamen and masters. 20/06/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
24. The Local Government Finance (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 SSI 2020/187 Paragraph 1 of schedule 12 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 Affirmative Substitutes schedule 1 of the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020, which determines the amount of revenue support grant payable to each Local Authority in Scotland, in respect of the financial year 2020-2021. 25/06/2020 31/03/2021 No longer in force
25. The Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/191 Sections 9, 12(3), 33(2), (3) and (3A), and 36(1), (2)(a) and (g) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 Affirmative Makes provision for temporary amendments to legal aid regulations (during the emergency period) to facilitate interim payments of legal aid fees, support adherence to travel restrictions and social distancing guidance, and support access to justice for appeals against special restrictions or requirement. 01/07/2020 for Regulations 1 to 3, and 05/08/2020 for Regulation 4 For the duration of the emergency period, defined as the period beginning on 01/07/2020 and ending on the date on which Part 9 of schedule 4 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 expires in accordance with section 12 of that Act In force No change to status since last reporting period
26. The Registration of Independent Schools (Prescribed Persons)(Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/205 Sections 98A(6) and 133(2D)(b) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 Affirmative Amends regulation 3 of Registration of Independent Schools (Prescribed Person) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 to extend the deadline to 01/06/2021 for those remaining teachers in independent schools to register with the General Teaching Council for Scotland. 04/07/2020 Open-ended In force No change to status since last reporting period
27. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3)Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/209 Section 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative Amendments to introduce additional sectoral exemptions and exemptions from self-isolation for travellers from certain countries and territories. 10/07/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
28. The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Tax Rates and Tax Bands) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) (Coronavirus) Order 2020 SSI 2020/215 Section 24(1) of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Act 2013 Made Affirmative Temporarily raises the nil rate band for Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) for residential property transactions from £145,000 to £250,000. The revised rates will apply to all relevant transactions where the effective date is between 15/07/2020 and 31/03/2021 (inclusive of these dates). The rates for the Additional Dwelling Supplement and non-residential LBTT will remain unchanged. 15/07/2020 Applied to transactions with an effective date from the date of commencement up to the and including 31/03/2021 Expired Order ceased to have effect for transactions with an effective date after 31 March 2021.
29. Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/221 Section 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Added Spain to the list of exempt countries in the international travel regulations. Travellers from these countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. 23/07/2020 20/09/2021 In force Superseded by SSI 2021/21 Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
30. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 5) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/224 Section 94 of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative Amended the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to remove Spain from the list of exemptions from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. 26/07/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
31. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 6) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/229 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative To amend the principal regulations (SSI 2020/169) to add Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Slovakia and St Vincent and the Grenadines to the list of exempt countries and territories in the international travel regulations. Travellers from these countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. 28/07/2020 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in respect of the addition of Estonia and Latvia by SSI 2020/404 and St Vincent and the Grenadines by SSI 2021/21 Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
32. The Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus Reliefs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/230 Section 153 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 Negative Expanded the use categories of properties that qualify for the 100% rates relief introduced under the Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus Reliefs) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 in the financial year beginning on 01/04/2020 (retrospectively, the power to do so for the financial year 2020-21 in that financial year having been introduced by schedule 4 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020). Amends the Non-Domestic (Coronavirus Reliefs) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 by introducing an additional relief in relation to Non-Domestic Rates in the financial year beginning on 01/04/2020, and makes consequential amendments to other regulations that provide a relief from liability to pay rates. 05/09/2020 31/03/2021 Expired on 31 March 2021 Replaced by SSI 2021/151 for 2021-22
33. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No.7) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/233 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative To amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to remove Luxembourg from the list of exempt countries from quarantine requirements. 31/07/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
34. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 8) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/235 Section 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative To amend the principal regulations (SSI 2020/169) to remove Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas from, and add Brunei and Malaysia to, the list of exempt countries and territories in the international travel regulations. Travellers from these countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. Removals came into force 08/08/2020 Additions came into force 11/08/2020 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in respect of the addition of Brunei and Malaysia by SSI 2021/21. Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
35. The Representation of the People (Absent Voting at Local Government Elections) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/240 Sections 33 and 61(2) of the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 Negative Allows individuals who may be following guidance or instructed to self-isolate due to COVID-19 to be eligible for an emergency proxy vote in local government election. 23/09/2020 2 years from commencement with duty to review after one year (September 2021) In force No change to status since last reporting period
36. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No.9) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/242 Section 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative To amend the principal regulations (SSI 2020/169) to remove France, Monaco, the Netherlands, Malta, Aruba, the Turks and Caicos Islands from the list of exempt countries and territories. Travellers from these countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. 15/08/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
37. The Direct Payments to Farmers (Controls) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/244 Article 62 of Regulation 1306/2013 Negative To reduce the control rate for inspections on direct payments for the 2020 claim year. 30/09/2020 Scheme Year 2020 (1 January to 31 December) In force No change to status since last reporting period Payments for the schemes run in the 2020 claim year are still being made.
38. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No.10) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/252 Section 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative To amend the principal regulations (SSI 2020/169) to remove Austria, Croatia, Switzerland and Trinidad & Tobago. Added Portugal to the list of exempt countries and territories in the International Travel regulations. Travellers from these countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. Amends schedule 2 exemptions for oil and gas workers, Crown servants, government contractors and officials of a foreign government bringing them into line with the provisions in England and Northern Ireland. Amends schedule 3 Specified Competitions adding the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Tournament (European Tour) and The Northern Ireland Golf Open Tournament (European Challenge Tour supported by the R&A). 22/08/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
39. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/263 Section 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative To amend the principal regulations (SSI 2020/169) to remove the Czech Republic and Jamaica from, and add Cuba to, the list of exempt countries and territories in the International Travel Regulations. Travellers from these countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. 29/08/2020 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in relation to the addition of Cuba by SSI 2021/21. Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
40. The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment (No 2) Rules 2020 SSI 2020/264 Section 39 of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989 Negative Continue amendments made to prison rules in light of coronavirus beyond 30 September 2020. This further amended the Prison Rules so that the changes made by SSI 2020/122 have effect until 31 March 2021. 29/09/2020 31/03/2021 In force No change to status since last reporting period
41. The Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment (Coronavirus) Order 2020 SSI 2020/268 Section 29(3) and (4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 Negative To temporarily modify the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order 2014 to allow temporary accommodation for reasons related to coronavirus. 30/09/2020 31/01/2021 Temporary Exceptions Expired Repealed by the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) (Modification and Revocation) (Coronavirus) Order 2021 (SSI 2021/10).
42. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 12) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/271 Section 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative To amend the principal regulations (SSI 2020/169) to remove Greece from the list of exempt countries and territories in the International Travel regulations. Travellers from these countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. 03/09/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
43. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 13) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/274 Section 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative To amend the principal regulations (SSI 2020/169) to remove the French Polynesia and Portugal from the list of exempt countries and territories in the International Travel regulations. Travellers from these countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. Amends schedule 2 by amending the exemption for inspectors and surveyors of ships; and amends schedule 3 by substituting it with a new schedule 3A, which updates the list of specified competitions. 05/09/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
44. The Valuation Timetable (Disposal of Appeals and Complaints) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 SSI 2020/277 Sections 13(1) and 42(1) of the Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 1956 Laid no procedure To make the last date for the disposal by a valuation appeal committee of a valuation roll appeal, or complaint lodged with it, 31 December in the fourth year following the year of revaluation, instead of 31 December in the third year following a year of revaluation, unless another rule provides for a later disposal date. 29/09/2020 Open-ended In force No change to status since last reporting period
45. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 14) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/280 Section 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative To amend the principal regulations (SSI 2020/169) to remove Hungry and Reunion and add Sweden to the list of exempt countries and territories in the International Travel Regulations. Also enabled a regional approach to be taken to removals from and additions to the list of exempt countries and territories in schedule A1 replaced a reference to paragraphs 37 and 38 of schedule 1 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020; and a minor amendment to the definition of “specified competition” in schedule 2. 12/09/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
46. The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Meetings of Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/284 Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, schedule 14, paragraph 2(2)(b) Made affirmative To extend the "relevant period" during which Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIOs) can hold meetings (such as AGMs) remotely to 30/12/2020. 30/09/2020 30/12/2020 Not in force Superseded by SSI 2020/421
47. The Representation of the People (Register Publication Date)(Coronavirus)(Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/287 Sections 13(1)(a) and 201(1) and (3) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 Affirmative Postpones the publication date of the revised electoral register from 01/12/2020 to 01/02/2021 to give electoral administrators more time to complete their canvass with reduced resources (an impact of COVID-19). 17/09/2020 01/02/2021 Expired Only relates to the 2020 register and extended the publication date of that register to 1 February 2021, which has now passed.
48. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 15) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/288 Section 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative They remove Guadeloupe and Slovenia from the list of exempt countries and territories in Part 1 of schedule A1 of the International Travel Regulations. This means that persons arriving in Scotland at or after the time these regulations come into force are no longer exempt from the movement restriction in regulation 6 of the International Travel Regulations if, during the 14 days preceding their arrival, they have departed from, or transited through, Guadeloupe or Slovenia. 19/09/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
49. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 16) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/301 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative Amend the International Travel Regulations to remove Curacao, Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia from the list of exempt countries and territories. To update passenger information requirements. 26/09/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158. Superseded in respect of passenger information by SSI 2021/208
50. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 17) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/307 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative To further amend SSI 2020/169 - the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to remove Turkey, Poland and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba from the list of exempt countries and territories in the International Travel Regulations and add Madeira and The Azores. Travellers from exempt countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. 03/10/2020 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in respect of the addition of Madeira and the Azores by SSI 2021/19. Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
51. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 18) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/326 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative To further amend SSI 2020/169 - the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to remove Italy, Vatican City State and San Marino from the list of exempt countries and territories in the International Travel Regulations and add Greece excluding Mykonos. Also adds an exemption for elite sportspersons travelling to the United Kingdom for medical examinations and people accompanying them to provide necessary care and support. Also amends the existing exemption for elite sportspersons so that it applies to domestic elite sportspersons who have been to non-exempt countries or territories for the purposes of training, and to multinational ancillary sportspersons. 17/10/2020 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in respect of the additions to the list of exempt countries by SSIs 2020/378 and 2021/21. Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
52. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Public Health Information for Passengers Travelling to Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/328 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative To further amend The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Public Health Information for Passengers Travelling to Scotland) Regulations 2020 to add a 4th stage at which information is to be provided to passengers and specify the information and the way in which it is to be provided. 30/10/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
53. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 19) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/330 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative To further amend SSI 2020/169 - the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to remove Liechtenstein from the list of exempt countries and territories in the International Travel Regulations and add The Canary Islands, Denmark, Maldives, and Mykonos. Travellers from exempt countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. To also remove booking reference from the passenger information requirements in schedule 1 and add seat number or coach number (where relevant) to same and substitute the definition of a “visiting force” with a new definition and amend the exemption for oil and gas workers (schedule 2). 24/10/2020 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in respect of the addition of the Canary Islands by SSI 2020/431 and the addition of the Maldives by SSI 2021/21 Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
54. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 20) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/343 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative To further amend SSI 2020/169 - the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to remove Lithuania and Cyprus from the list of exempt countries and territories in the International Travel Regulations. Travellers from exempt countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. To also remove competitions which have now concluded from the list of specified competitions in schedule 3A 31/10/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
55. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 21) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/354 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative To further amend SSI 2020/169 - the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to remove Denmark, Germany and Sweden from the list of exempt countries and territories in the International Travel Regulations. Travellers from exempt countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. The removal of Denmark came into force on 06/11/2020 Removal of Germany and Sweden came into force on 07/11/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
56. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 22) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/358 Section 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative To further amend SSI 2020/169 - the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to extend the requirement to stay in particular premises to members of the household of a person who has arrived in Scotland having departed from or transited through Denmark, and remove specific exemptions that apply to particular categories of person from those who have arrived from Denmark. 07/11/2020 12 months from 08/06/2020 No longer in force Revoked by SSI 2020/404.
57. The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2020 SSI 2020/366 Sections 30, 31 and 275 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 Negative Extends the duration of application of provisions in the emergency Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) (Coronavirus) Amendment Order 2020 which grant temporary Permitted Development Rights (PDR) for emergency development undertaken by Health Boards and Local Authorities to manage the impacts of the virus. 30/12/20 01/07/21 In force Relevant time periods superseded by SSI 2021/29
58. The Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fees) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/376 Sections 112(1)(b), 113A(1)(b), 113B(1)(b), 114(1)(b) and 116(1)(b) of the Police Act 1997 and sections 70(1) and (2) of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Negative The amendment SSI will have the effect of extending the existing provisions of SSI 2020/163 for three months. This will ensure that the disclosure application fee of £0 for COVID-19 priority applications will remain on a statutory footing until 25 March 2021. Superseded by SSI 2021/71 (see below). 26/12/20 25/03/21 In force Extends the end date of SSI 2020/163 until 25 March 2021 – now further extended by SSI 2021/71 (see below).
59. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 23) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/378 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative To further amend SSI 2020/169 - the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to remove Greece (excluding the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Corfu, Crete and Zakynthos) and The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus from the list of exempt countries and territories in the International Travel Regulations and add Bahrain, Cambodia, Chile, Iceland, Laos, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Travellers from exempt countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. 14/11/2020 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in respect of the additions to the list of exempt countries and territories by SSIs 2021/6, 2021/7, 2021/19 and 2021/21. Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
60. The Carer's Allowance (Coronavirus) (Breaks in Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/350 Sections 70(8) and 175(1) and (3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 Negative To amend the Carer's Allowance (Coronavirus) (Breaks in Care) (Scotland) Regulations so as to extend the duration of the coronavirus easement to 12 May 2021 at 2359 hours. 3/12/20 31/08/2021 In force Duration of this easement was further extended to 31 August 2021 on 12 May 2021 by SSI 2021/140 – see related table entry. There is also a corresponding adjustment to the savings provision which ensures that a coronavirus-related break in care won’t be counted against a person’s entitlement to carer’s allowance during future breaks in care once the easement no longer has effect.
61. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 24) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/404 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Removes Latvia and Estonia from the list of exempt countries or territories or in the international travel regulations. Adds Aruba, Bhutan, Kiribati, Micronesia, Mongolia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu, Israel and Jerusalem, Namibia, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Uruguay, Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands to the list of exempt countries or territories in the international travel regulations. Travellers from these countries and territories are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Scotland. To revoke SSI 2020/358 which put in place additional measures in respect of Denmark. 28/11/20 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in respect of the additions to the list of exempt countries by SSIs 2020/444, 2021/5, 2021/19 and 2021/21. Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
62. The Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment (Coronavirus) (No.2) Order 2020 SSI 2020/419 Section 29(3) and (4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 Negative To amend the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 (2020/139) to take into account feedback from the Local Authority working group and other stakeholders about the drafting of the 2020/139 Order. 31/01/2021 Open ended Will be fully in force when the temp exceptions of 2021/10 expire on 30 June 2021, Unless these are extended further
63. The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Meetings of Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations) (Coronavirus) (No.2) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/421 Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, schedule 14, para 2(2)(b) Made Affirmative To extend a relevant period in which SCIOs can hold meetings including AGMs remotely to 30 March 2021 30/12/2020 30/12/2020 – 30/03/2021 In force but the relevant period ended on 30 March 2021
64. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel and Public Health Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/431 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Removes the Canary Islands from the list of exempt countries or territories or parts of countries or territories in schedule A1, Part 1 and adds Botswana and Saudi Arabia to the list of exempt countries or territories or parts of countries or territories in schedule A1, Part 1. Reduces the quarantine period from 14 days to 10. 11/12/2020 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in respect of the addition of Botswana by SSI 2021/5, and of Saudi Arabia by SSI 2021/21 Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
65. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel and Public Health Information) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/444 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Removes Namibia, the United States Virgin Islands and Uruguay from the list of exempt countries or territories or parts of countries or territories in schedule A1, Part 1 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 18/12/2020 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
66. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 25) Regulations 2020 SSI 2020/474 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Extends the requirement to stay in particular premises to members of the household of a person who has arrived in Scotland having departed from or transited through South Africa, and it removes specific exemptions that apply to particular categories of person from those who have arrived from South Africa. 23/12/2020 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in part by amendments made by SSI 2021/5 Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
67. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/5 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Removes Botswana, Israel and Jerusalem, Mauritius and Seychelles from the list of exempt countries or territories or parts of countries or territories in schedule A1, Part 1 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020. Creates schedule A2 for acute risk countries and territories and adds Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to that schedule. 08/01/2021 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
68. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/6 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Removes the Emirate of Dubai from the list of exempt countries or territories in schedule A1 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 10/01/21 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
69. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/7 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Removes the United Arab Emirates from the list of exempt countries or territories in schedule A1 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 11/01/21 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
70. The Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment (Coronavirus) Order 2021 SSI 2021/10 Section 29(3) and (4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 Negative Extends coronavirus related exceptions created via The Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 and the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment (Coronavirus) Order 2020, for a further 5 months, given the ongoing impact and repercussions to the housing and homelessness system of the pandemic. 31/01/2021 30/06/2021 In force To be repealed on 29th June 2021 (See entry 100 in the table)
71. The Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/12 Sections 80 and 113(1) and paragraph 1 of schedule 2 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 Negative Amends the Council Tax Reduction Regulations to fully disregard the one-off payment of £500 to NHS and social care workers. 25/02/2021 On-going In force
72. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No.4) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/19 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Removes Aruba, the Azores, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Chile, Madeira and Qatar from the list of exempt countries or territories or parts of countries or territories in schedule A1, Part 1 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020, and removes the Falkland Islands from the list of exempt United Kingdom overseas territories in schedule A1 Part 2. Adds all countries in South America, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde to the list of acute risk countries and territories in schedule A2. 14/01/2021 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in respect of the removal of Falkland Islands from schedule A1 and its addition to schedule A2 by SSI 2021/111. Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
73. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Pre-Departure Testing and Operator Liability) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/20 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Introduces a new scheme for pre-departure testing to apply to persons travelling to Scotland by placing duties on persons to obtain a negative test pre-departure underpinned by criminal offences. Provides exemptions from pre-departure testing for certain limited categories of traveller. Part 2 places related duties upon operators to ensure persons do not arrive in Scotland without a negative test result. The instrument creates criminal offences in respect of failure to comply with these duties. The instrument creates a duty on operators to ensure that persons do not arrive without a completed Passenger Locator Form and it creates a criminal offence in respect of a failure by an operator to comply with said duty. 14/01/2021 20/09/2021 In force Expiry dates of Parts 1 and 2 amended by SSI 2021/158
74. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No.5) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/21 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Removes all countries and territories from the list of exempt countries or territories in schedule A1 of the principal Regulation. Amends the principal Regulations to remove persons engaged in film or TV production and performing arts professionals from schedule 2 15/01/2021 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
75. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel, Public Health Information and Pre-Departure Testing) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/34 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Adds Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania to the “acute risk countries or territories” contained in schedule A2. Reduces the amount of passenger information that people travelling to Scotland are required to provide on the Passenger Locator Form. The information operators are required to provide to passengers includes information about the requirement, under regulation 5A of the principal Regulations, to possess notification of a negative coronavirus test result. Amends Part 2 of the Pre-Departure Testing Regulations so that operators are not required to ensure that a notification of a negative coronavirus test result is from a “qualifying test”, but are instead required only to check that passengers possess a notification of a coronavirus test which includes specified information. 21/01/2021 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158 Superseded in respect of passenger information by SSI 2021/208
76. The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2021 SSI 2021/29 Sections 30, 31 and 275 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 Negative Extends the duration of application of provisions in the emergency Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) (Coronavirus) Amendment Order 2020 which grant temporary Permitted Development Rights (PDR) for emergency development undertaken by Health Boards and Local Authorities to manage the impacts of the virus and would introduce PDR for similar developments by or on behalf of the Crown on Crown land. 28/02/2021 31/12/2021 for local authority and health bodies/ 18 months from date development started on Crown land In force
77. The Education (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/31 Sections 28A(5), 28D(3), 28H(5), 56A, 56B and 56D of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 and section 22 and paragraphs 4(3) and 6(6) of schedule 2 of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 Negative To amend timescales in regulations relating to placing requests and exclusion appeals procedure. Also to make non-coronavirus related amendments to the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020. 27/02/2021 Open-ended In force
78. The Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/53 Sections 88 and 96(2) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 Affirmative Waives the carrier bag fee in certain circumstances, such as bags being used to deliver groceries from a supermarket, for collections and for takeaways. 29/01/2021 Has effect until 00:01 on 31/05/2021 In force
79. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel, Prohibition on Travel from the United Arab Emirates) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/52 Sections 94(1)(b) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Adds Burundi, Rwanda and The United Arab Emirates to the list of acute risk countries and territories in schedule A2 of the International Travel Regulations. Bans the arrival of passenger flights from the United Arab Emirates. 29/01/2021 20/09/2021 No period specified in respect of ban on flights from UAE. In force Expiry of provisions which amend the international travel regulations amended by SSI 2021/158. Provisions prohibiting flights from UAE revoked by SSI 2021/181.
80. The Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fees) (Coronavirus) Amendment Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/71 Sections 112(1)(b), 113A(1)(b), 113B(1)(b), 114(1)(b) and 116(1)(b) of the Police Act 1997 and sections 70(1) and (2) of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Negative The amendment SSI extends the existing provisions of SSI 2020/163 until 25 March 2022. This amendment SSI supersedes SSI 2020/376. The changes mean that the disclosure application fee of £0 for COVID-19 priority applications will remain on a statutory footing until 25 March 2022. 25 March 2021 One year In force
81. The Local Authority (Capital Finance and Accounting) (Scotland) (Coronavirus) Amendment Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk) SSI 2021 /119 Section 165 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 Affirmative Amendments to the Local Authority (Capital Financing and Accounting) (Scotland) Regulations 2016 relating to a loan fund repayment holiday in light of the financial impact of coronavirus and permanent amendments to repayment arrangements from 1 April 2022. Part 1 5 March 2021 Part 2 1 April 2022 Repayment holiday only available for the financial years 2020-21 and 2021-22. In force
82. The Rural Support (Controls) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/72 Article 75(3) of Regulation (EU) No. 1306/2013 as incorporated into UK domestic law in terms of the Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Act 2020 (c.2), Made Affirmative The effect of the SSI is that it will provide a derogation from the requirement for the verification of all eligibility conditions to be completed for payments to commence as, due to the coronavirus pandemic, on-the-spot checks have been postponed. The effect of the derogation is that payments to beneficiaries may be made, for the schemes covered by the derogation, after the administrative checks have been finalised. This will enable us to make payments timeously before completing physical on-the-spot checks to provide continued financial stability to our farmers and crofters. 31 March 2021 The derogation will only apply for the claim years 2020 and 2021 for certain designated schemes. In force
83. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Managed Accommodation and Testing) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/74 Sections 94(1)(b) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 and Coronavirus Act 2020 schedule 19 para 1(1). Made Affirmative New requirements of:- (i) Managed self-isolation – for all travellers, subject to exemptions, who arrive directly into Scotland from outside the Common Travel Area or from the Republic of Ireland having departed from or transited through an acute risk country. (ii) Mandatory testing for travellers, subject to exemptions, who have been outside the Common Travel Area in the 10 days prior to arrival in Scotland (requiring such persons to book, pay for and undertake two tests for the detection of coronavirus). Amends information required on PLF, amends exemptions and places further duties on operators. 15/02/2021 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in respect of the scope of managed isolation by SSI 2021/81, SSI 2021/107 and SSI 2021/179. Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158 Superseded in respect of passenger information by SSI 2021/208
84. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 6) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/81 Sections 94(1)(b) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative Amends regulation 6A and 6B of the International Travel Regulations so that the requirement to possess a managed self-isolation package applies to persons who travel to Scotland from England, where they would otherwise be required to comply with equivalent regulations in England. The Regulations also amend regulation 9(1) of the International Travel Regulations to add the requirements in regulations 6A (2) and 6A (4) to the list of provisions of which breach is a criminal offence. Finally, amendments are made to regulation 11 so that an immigration officer may issue a fixed penalty notice for a failure to comply with regulations 6A(2) and 6A(4). 18/02/2021 20/09/2021 In force Superseded in respect of the amendments to regulations 6A and 6B by SSI 2021/107. Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158.
85. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Managed Accommodation and Testing etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/107 Sections 94(1)(b) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative Amends regulations 6A and 6B of the International Travel Regulations so that the requirements to possess a managed self-isolation package and to stay in managed accommodation apply to certain persons who arrive in Scotland from elsewhere within the common travel area, where that person has, at any time in the period beginning with the 10th day before the date of their arrival in Scotland, departed from or transited through an acute risk country or territory. This instrument amends the International Travel Regulations so that persons whose arrival in the United Kingdom has been arranged under a UK refugee resettlement scheme are not required to stay in managed accommodation but are required to stay in a specified premises. Schedule 2 of the International Travel Regulations is amended so that oil and gas workers returning from an installation in the North Sea who have transited via a non-acute risk country or territory (but have not entered that country or territory) are not required to stay in managed accommodation but are required to stay in specified premises (e.g. their own home). 26/02/2021 except for regulation 8(b) which came into force on 25/02/2021 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
86. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 7) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/111 Sections 94(1)(b) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative Removed Falkland Islands from the list of acute risk countries in schedule A2. 27/02/2021 20/09/2021 In force Expiry date amended by SSI 2021/158
87. The Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/137 Sections 80 and 113(1) and paragraph 1 of schedule 2 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 Negative Amends the Council Tax Reduction scheme to fully disregard the one-off £500 payment that UK Government is paying to working households receiving tax credits. 5/04/2021 Ongoing In force
88. The Carer's Allowance (Coronavirus) (Breaks in Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/140 Sections 70(8) and 175(1) and (3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 Negative To amend the Carer's Allowance (Coronavirus) (Breaks in Care) (Scotland) Regulations so as to extend the duration of the coronavirus easement to 31 August 2021. 12/05/21 31/08/2021 In force There is also a corresponding adjustment to the savings provision which ensures that a coronavirus-related break in care between 3 April 2020 and 1 September 2021 won’t be counted against a person’s entitlement to carer’s allowance during future breaks in care once the easement no longer has effect.
89. The Valuation (Postponement of Revaluation) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Order 2020 SSI 2020/418 Sections 13(1) and 42(2) of the Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 1956, and 35(2), 35(3) and 37(3) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975 Affirmative Delays the next non-domestic rates revaluation to 2023, with a tone date of 1 April 2022. 05/12/2020 Open-ended In force
90. The Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus Reliefs) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/151 Section 153 of the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 Negative Continuation of non-domestic rates relief for properties in the retail, hospitality, leisure, aviation and newspaper publishing sectors in the financial year beginning on 01/04/2021 01/04/2021 31/03/2022 In force
91. The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2021 SSI 2021/80 Section 39 of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989. Negative Extends the application of amendments made to the Prison Rules 2020 (SSI 2020/122) to 30 September 2021. See entries for SSIs 2020/264 and 2020/122 31 March 2021 30 September 2021 In force
92. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/158 Sections 94(1)(b) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made Affirmative Adds Ethiopia, Oman, Qatar and Somalia to the list of acute risk countries and territories, and removes Mauritius and Portugal from same. Adjusts exemptions from managed self-isolation for seafarers, air crew and certain elite sportspersons. Amends expiry date for international travel and associated regulations to 20 September 2021. 20 March 2021 Until 20 September 2021 In force
93. The Zoonoses Amendment (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Order 2021 SSI No. 2021/83 Sections 1, 7(1), 8(1), 17(1), 23, 29 and 87(2) of the Animal Health Act 1981 No Procedure The Order amends the Zoonoses Order 1989 (“the Zoonoses Order”), which makes provision for the control of organisms carried in animals which constitute a risk to human health. It designates SARS-CoV-2 as an organism that must be reported to Scottish Minsters if its presence is found in any kind of mammal (except man). 22 Feb. 2021 Ongoing In force
94. The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Amendment (Coronavirus) Order 2021 SSI 2021/164 Sections 12(1) and 113(2), (4) and (5) of the Scotland Act 1998 Affirmative Allows an elector to apply to change the proxy appointed to vote for them, where the existing proxy cannot reasonably attend a polling station for reasons related to coronavirus. 24 March 2021 Until 9 December 2022, unless revoked earlier In force
95. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 8) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/179 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Makes further amendments to SSI 2020/169 in relation to Passenger Locator Forms for unaccompanied children travelling to Scotland; self-isolation and day 2 and day 8 testing; isolation for children returning to boarding schools or from outwith the common travel area; and to clarify when seamen and masters, shipping pilots and inspectors or surveyors of ships are not exempt from the requirements in SSI 2021/169. 27 March 2021 Until 20 September 2021 In force
96. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel etc.) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/181 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Amends the principle regulation to make clearer the scope of the testing requirements. Amendment to clarify the application of the requirement to self-isolate in specified premises where individuals are not required to enter managed isolation due to their holding a sectoral exemption. Adds Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines to the “acute risk countries and territories”. Revokes the prohibition on the arrival of aircraft travelling directly from the United Arab Emirates SSI 2021/52. 3 April 2021 Until 20 September 2021 In force
97. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 9) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/191 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Amends the principle Regulations so that persons travelling to Scotland for the purpose of transporting material containing human cells or blood for use in the provision of healthcare by a healthcare provider will be exempt from the requirements to possess a managed self-isolation package and to stay in managed accommodation when arriving in Scotland. Adds India to the “acute risk countries and territories”. Amends schedule 1, passenger information, so that a person must provide the name of the country which issued their passport or travel document, not the name of the issuing authority. Adds “Curling - World Mixed Doubles Championship” to the specified competitions in part 1 of schedule 3A. 23 April 2021. Regulation 5 came into force on 26 April 2021 Until 20 September 2021 In force
98. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 10) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/204 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Adds Maldives, Nepal and Turkey to the list of “acute risk countries and territories”. 12/05/2021 Until 20 September 2021 In force
99. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel etc.) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 SSI 2021/208 Sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Made affirmative Adds seasonal agricultural workers to the list of persons required to obtain tests after arrival in Scotland. Amends the principal regulations to include the date on which a person departed from or transited through an exempt country in the information to be given to a test provider. Amends the principle regulations to broaden out the testing requirements on arrival in Scotland. Applies the requirement to self-isolate to persons who fail to undertake the required tests. Applies the requirement to isolate following a positive test result to persons who are required to self-isolate on arrival, or who qualify for an exemption from that requirement. Amends the principal regulations to align with the UKG system of managed isolation for red list, isolation at home for amber list and no isolation for green list. Adds Australia, Brunei, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha and South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands to schedule A1 (“the green list) of the principal regulations. Amends the passenger information regulations to update the information which operators are required to give to passengers travelling to Scotland. 17 May 2021 Until 20 September 2021 In force
100 The Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) (Modification and Revocation) (Coronavirus) Amendment Order 2021 SSI 2021/222 Section 29(3) and (4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 Negative Extends coronavirus related exceptions created via The 2020/139, 2020/268 and 2021/10 for a further 3 months, given the ongoing impact and repercussions to the housing and homelessness system of the pandemic. 29/06/2021 Until 30/09/2021 Laid before parliament on 27th May
In force on 29th June

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