The Scottish government, with a lengthy list of “reasonable excuses” for leaving, has released legislation introducing the new Covid lockdown.
The legislative tool tweaks the rules that established Scotland’s five-tier structure in November.
This reduces the number of people aged 12 and over who are eligible to meet outside of two households to two, and creates a necessity for people living in Tier 4 areas — the whole of mainland Scotland — to stay in their homes unless they have a valid excuse to leave.
She did not rule out an extension, although Nicola Sturgeon assured Holyrood that the current lockout would last all of January.
An end date is not included in the current law.
The legislation it modifies do not, however, expire until 31 March.
Shopping for food and household products, caring for others, sports or recreation, and pursuing medical attention, including coronavirus vaccination, are a long list of examples of valid reasons, ranging from paragraphs (a) to (z).
It also involves blood donation, animal feeding, selling or purchasing a home, and voting,
Examples of valid reasons to leave home:
(a) Receive or provide.
I food and medical supplies for people in the same household (including domestic animals) or for those in need of protection;
(ii) materials for the necessary care, maintenance and functioning of a person in need of protection in the household or household;
(b) Work or perform voluntary or charitable services where it is not possible for the person to do so at home,
(c) use, provide, or receive child care, education or training, including support services for parents or expectant parents,
(d) Perform an act of worship,
(e) supplying a disabled individual with treatment or assistance
(f) visiting a person held in a hospital, a juvenile detention center, a pre-trial detention facility, a safe housing facility or some other place of detention,
(g) provide medical assistance or receive it,
(h) To offer or receive medical assistance, including access to the medical assistance given below.
I Audiology services,
(ii) podiatry facilities
(iii) facilities for chiropractic,
(iv) odontological programs,
(v) ophthalmic services services,
(vi) facilities for osteopathy,
(vii) programs for mental wellbeing,
(viii) programs connected with immunization,
I accompanying a person seeking medical attention or visiting a person in a hospital or in a hospice or nursing home who is receiving treatment;
(j) Prevent accident, disease or other risk of injury or support someone who does,
(k) relocate or engage in activities relating to the maintenance, purchase, selling, rental or lease of residential property owned or otherwise liable for by the individual,
(l) Engage in shared parenting agreements or encourage them,
(m) fulfill a legal obligation or take part in a legal action if it is not practicable for the person to do so from the person’s place of residence,
(n) vote in an electoral process or register to vote (including voting by proxy),
(o) to make blood donations,
(p) Access public services, including any of the following, if it is not possible for the person to do so from the person’s place of residence.
I programs in the social sector, 4
(ii) Services provided by the Department of Labor and Pensions.
(iii) Services provided to victims (e.g., victims of crime),
(iv) Asylum and immigration services and interviews,
(q) Access to services provided by voluntary or charitable services, including food banks,
(r) access to waste disposal or recycling facilities,
(s) receive money from or deposit money with an entity referred to in paragraph 2(3)(j); or
(k) if it is not possible for the person to do so from his or her residence,
(t) engage in sports or recreation
(ii) that begins and ends at the same place, which place must be
(aa) in the local government district in which the person resides; or
(bb) within 5 miles of that local government district; and
(iii) is undertaken-.
(bb) with members of that person’s household,
(cc) in an assembly within the meaning of