Law and religion round-up – 5th September

COVID-19 in Scotland

On Wednesday 1st September 2021, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the introduction of vaccine passports – subject to parliamentary approval. Under the proposed vaccine certification rules, those over the age of 18 will need to show they have had both doses of the vaccine before they are allowed entry to nightclubs and “adult entertainment venues”, to unseated indoor live events with more than 500 people in the audience, to unseated outdoor live events with more than 4,000 people attending, and to any event of whatever kind that has more than 10,000 people in attendance. It’s unlikely to affect any religious services, but the 500-person threshold may possibly apply to concerts held in churches.

COVID-19 legislation and guidance

As we noted in the update on 22 August, in view of the reduced rate in the production of legislation and guidance, as from 1 September our rolling updates will be published on a monthly basis, adding the new material to COVID-19 Coronavirus: legislation and guidance as before. Continue reading