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Share your views on the Coronavirus (Compensation for Self-isolation) Bill

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 31st August 2021

The consultation concerns a legal provision for Health Boards to provide compensation to those self-isolating due to an infectious disease.

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the Coronavirus (Compensation for Self-isolation) Bill.

The consultation concerns a legal liability arising from the Public Health Etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 and includes a provision for Health Boards to provide compensation to those self-isolating as a result of an infectious disease. The UK Coronavirus Act 2020 was amended to be discretionary during the pandemic to alleviate the financial and administrative burden on Health Boards.

The consultation invites views on whether the modification to the 2008 Act should be removed.

The consultation will close on 24 September 2021.

Find out more via the Scottish Government website (this link will take you away from our website).

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