Coronavirus: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 4th June 2020.

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Photo of Allan Dorans Allan Dorans Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs Team Member)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his oral contribution of 20 May 2020, Vol 676 Col 555, whether Members of Parliament representing Scottish constituencies should self-isolate on their return to Scotland if they physically attend proceedings of the House during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Alister Jack Alister Jack The Secretary of State for Scotland

Public health guidance published by the Scottish Government clearly defines the circumstances under which an individual in Scotland should self-isolate. If one develops symptoms of covid-19 they should self-isolate for 7 days and if one has close contact with someone who has tested positive, the guidance states a self-isolation period of 14 days is necessary. The guidance can be found here:

Parliamentary proceedings will continue to be conducted according to the public health guidance with social distancing in place to protect Members of Parliament. The same is true of public transport.

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