Coronavirus - Powers relating to potentially infectious persons

2020-03-262020-03-27TSO (The Stationery Office), customer.services@thegazette.co.uk354099628318

TEXT FOR DECLARATION UNDER SCHEDULE 21, PART 3, PARA 25(1)

“In accordance with section 51 of, and paragraph 25(1) of Part 3 of schedule 21 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Scottish Ministers declare that they are of the view that the incidence or transmission of COVID-19 constitutes a serious and imminent threat to public health in Scotland and that the powers conferred by Part 3 of Schedule 21 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 will be an effective means of delaying or preventing significant further transmission of the virus in Scotland.

Before making this declaration, the Scottish Ministers have consulted with the Chief Medical Officer of the Scottish Administration, as required by paragraph 25(5) of Part 3 of schedule 21 of the 2020 Act.

In line with paragraph 26 of Part 3 of schedule 21 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, the “transmission control period” (for the purposes of Part 3 of Schedule 21) begins when this declaration is made.