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The Coronavirus (Extension And Expiry) (Scotland) Act 2021: report to the Scottish Parliament (September 2021)

Published: 3 Sep 2021

This report gives effect to duties in the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Act 2021 for Scottish Ministers to report on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including measures on marriage ceremonies and civil partnerships, support for businesses and a range of other policy areas.

The Coronavirus (Extension And Expiry) (Scotland) Act 2021: report to the Scottish Parliament (September 2021)
Reporting requirements

Reporting requirements

2. Section 5 of the Extension and Expiry Act requires that the Scottish Government reports to the Scottish Parliament on -

(a) progress being made towards marriage ceremonies and civil partnership registrations and associated celebratory events being able to be held without restrictions arising from the spread or incidence of coronavirus,

(b) the view of the Scottish Ministers of the effect of the Act onβ€”

(i) the measures in place to help businesses to deal with the effects of disruption attributable to coronavirus,

(ii) live music and live music venues,

(iii) social security support available for carers,

(iv) support available to persons who are required to self-isolate for a reason relating to coronavirus, and

(v) social care services, and

(c) the use of fiscal fines (that is, conditional offers of fixed penalties under section 302 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995) during the period beginning on 7 April 2020 and ending on 4 August 2021.

3. Section 7 of the Extension and Expiry Act requires that the Scottish Government reports to the Scottish Parliament on the effect that the extension and expiry of provisions by this Act is likely to have on social care services.

4. This report contains the information required by sections 5 and 7.

5. Section 6 of the Extension and Expiry Act also requires that the Scottish Government's bi-monthly reports which are required under section 15(1) of the Coronavirus Act 2020 include information about the operation of schedule 1 of that Act. Schedule 1 makes provision about evictions from dwelling houses. This information was included in the Scottish Government's 8th Report on Coronavirus Legislation and will be included also in subsequent bi-monthly reports.

Report under section 5 of the Act – report on certain matters relating to the Act


Contact

Email: Jamie.begbie@gov.scot