The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 8) Regulations 2021

CitationSSI 2021/179
JurisdictionScotland

2021No. 179

PUBLIC HEALTH

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 8) Regulations 2021

Made26thMarch2021

Coming into force at 4.00 a.m. on27thMarch2021

Laid before the Scottish Parliament13thMay2021

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008( 1), and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 122(6) of that Act, the Scottish Ministers consider that these Regulations need to be made urgently, without a draft having been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Scottish Parliament.

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 8) Regulations 2021 and come into force at 4.00 a.m. on 27 March 2021.

Amendment of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

2. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020( 2) are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 11.

Amendment to Part 1

3. In regulation 2 (interpretation) in paragraph (2) for “individual” in both places where it occurs substitute “person”.

Amendments to Part 2

4. In regulation 3 (requirement to provide information)—

(a) after paragraph (4)(a) insert—

“(aa) a child whose passenger information has been provided by another person otherwise than under paragraph (3)(a)(ii), (b)(ii) or (c)(ii),”,

(b) after paragraph (4) insert—

“(4A) Where paragraph (2) has not been complied with prior to the arrival in Scotland of a child to whom regulation 6(1)(e) or (f) applies, a Passenger Locator Form containing passenger information pertaining to the child must be provided to the Secretary of State as soon as reasonably practicable by any person who has responsibility for the child following the child's arrival in Scotland.”.

5. In regulation 4 (requirement to update passenger information) after paragraph (2) insert—

“(2A) Paragraph (2B) applies where P is a child referred to in regulation 6(1)(e) or (f) and, prior to the expiry of the later of the periods referred to in regulation 6(2), the passenger information provided for P in accordance with regulation 3 is no longer accurate.

(2B) Any person who has responsibility for P must, as soon as reasonably practicable, take all reasonable steps to provide the updated passenger information to the Secretary of State using the Passenger Locator Form.”.

6. In regulation 5 (passenger information: offences and penalties)—

(a) in paragraph (1) after “4(2)” insert “or (2B)”,

(b) in paragraph (2)—

(i) for “P” where it first occurs substitute “a person”,

(ii) for “P” where it second occurs substitute “that person”.

Amendments to Part 2A

7. In regulation 5D(3) (testing following arrival in Scotland: requirement to book and pay for tests) for “an adult” where it second occurs substitute “a person”.

8. In regulation 5G (testing following arrival in Scotland: requirement to self-isolate on failure to undertake a test) after paragraph (2) insert—

“(2A) Where P is a child, any person who is sharing specified premises with P must remain in the premises until the expiry of the period referred to in paragraph (2).”.

Amendments to Part 3

9. In regulation 6 (requirement for travellers to stay in specified premises)—

(a) in paragraph (1)—

(i)...

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