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.
* It’s for an activity organised by a named charity, non-profit organisation, sports club, religious group or political organisation.

This means there is no blanket ban on protest under the current rules, as some might think.

However, new Scottish Government guidance published today suggests this may change very soon. It states that from Saturday there will be no “outdoor live events” in central belt areas. We do not know how or if this will lead to a change in the law but will update you with more information as soon as we can.