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.
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.