Protest under COVID-19, 24 April 2021

SCALP have just published a major update to our guide to the Scottish Covid rules, incorporating changes made from four seperate sets of rule changes. There are new simplified limits on outdoor gatherings and new exemptions for trade union pickets. Irrespective of any rule changes, the whole of Scotland is now moved to Level 3…

Protest under COVID-19, 4 January Update

Following an emergency recall of the Scottish Parliament, the Coronavirus regulations have been amended again. These changes come into force at midnight tonight.* Read our fully updated guide and know your rights. Since most of Scotland is in Level 4 already, the effect of the changes is that lockdown is back: The 6 person limit…

Protest under COVID-19, 27 November Update

New travel restrictions were announced on 20 November 2020. This is a major change to the Coronavirus regulations which give the police powers to fine people for crossing local authority boundaries or the Scottish border. Exemptions are varied though, covering basic activities like essential shopping, visiting vulnerable people, or going about your work. These are…

Protest under COVID-19, 2 November Update

New COVID-19 regulations are now in force in Scotland. The new regulations are due to remain until the end of March, so it’s worth getting your head round them. As well as setting out the restrictions on informal gatherings for different local authorities, the regulations also include new powers for police and local authorities to…

Protest under COVID-19, 12 October Update

New Coronavirus regulations were published on Friday 9 Oct and expire on 26 October. Despite new restrictions on sport and closures of pubs and cafes there appear to be no new restrictions on other outdoor gatherings. You can still meet outside in groups if either: * You’re six people or fewer from one or two…

Protest under COVID-19, 7 October Update

The Scottish Government regulations on COVID-19 were last updated on 25 September. This is the law – it’s what the police can enforce: The law says you can meet outside in groups if either: * You’re six people or fewer from one or two households. OR * It’s for an activity organised by a named…

COVID-19 Phase 1 Briefing

We have published a briefing to help you know your rights under Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 regulations. The briefing is also available as a series of info cards. Read this and all our Coronavirus guidances on our special page here.

COVID-19 Lockdown Regulations

ScALP have published a poster to help people understand their rights under Scotland’s Coronavirus Lockdown regulations. Go to our COVID-19 resources page to read it now.

Police powers under Lockdown

As a group, we fully support the medical and healthcare advice regarding physical distancing at this current time.  However, we are concerned about the following things and want more clarity and commitment from the Scottish Government that they have a robust plan for this: Restriction on protest Societal mental health (with lack of socialising, exercise…