Law and religion round-up – 12th July

A week in which the lockdown began to ease at different speeds in each jurisdiction…

Easing the lockdown in Scotland

On Thursday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that, as Scotland moved to Phase 3 of its COVID-19 strategy, places of worship would be able to reopen from Wednesday:

“After careful consideration, we have decided that, from 15 July, places of worship can reopen for communal prayer, congregational services and contemplation. However, numbers will be strictly limited, 2m physical distancing will be required, and there will be a requirement to collect the contact details and time of attendance of those who enter a place of worship. Unfortunately, given what we know of transmission risks, singing and chanting will be restricted. Continue reading