Coronavirus Acts: first report to Scottish Parliament (June 2020)

First two-monthly report to Scottish Parliament on the use of the emergency powers contained within the Coronavirus Act 2020 and Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, covering the reporting period up to 31 May 2020.

This document is part of a collection

1. Introduction

1.1. As required by section 15 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (the 'Scottish Act'), Scottish Ministers have conducted a review of the provisions in Part 1 of that Act and have prepared this report. A review has also been conducted of the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (the 'UK Act') for which the Scottish Parliament gave legislative consent and these are also covered within this report.

1.2. As per the requirements of section 15 of the Scottish Act, the report includes information on the operation of provisions under Part 1 of the Scottish Act, and the provisions of the UK Act for which the Scottish Parliament gave legislative consent. This report also includes an update on the status of these provisions, and confirmation that Scottish Ministers are satisfied that the status of those provisions is appropriate. In addition to the information which is provided for all of the above noted provisions, we have also reported in more detail on those provisions which we consider to be, at this time, of most significant impact or interest.

1.3. The report also outlines the additional reporting which will be undertaken following the end of the second reporting period on 31 July 2020, on the provisions of the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No. 2) Act 2020 (the 'second Scottish Act') which received Royal Assent on 26 May 2020.



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