Law and religion round-up – 8th August

COVID-19 and places of worship in Scotland

In reply to a question as to whether it is a legal requirement to wear a face mask in places of worship when COVID-19 restrictions are at level zero, the Minister for Equalities and Older People, Christina McKelvie, replied as follows

“Through The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020, face coverings remain a mandatory legal requirement at all protection levels including at level zero, in most indoor public places and indoor communal spaces, including places of worship. Continue reading