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3 April, 2020 Open access

Suspension of requirement for local authorities in Scotland to comply with duties to assess and meet care needs

New statutory instrument

New regulations have been issued that commence provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 (the Act) to suspend local authorities' duties to assess and meet care needs in Scotland during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI.No.121/2020) bring section 16 and section 17 of the Act into force from 5 April 2020, that include provision for -

SSI.No.121/2020 is available from legislation.gov.uk