Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

Apr 14, 2020


The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 6 April 2020, and the majority of provisions came into force on 7 April 2020.

Schedule 3 to the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 effectively hits a "pause button" on the (length of a) guardianship order.

This means, that the period in which this temporary legislation is in force does not count, and it essentially stops the clock on the length of the welfare and/or financial guardianship order. Given this, orders will not expire during this period, but all powers shall remain in force.

So if, for example, the guardianship order was due to expire on 30 April 2020, and this legislation remains in force until 30 September 2020, the unused 23 days from April 2020, are added at the end of September 2020, resulting in a new expiry date of 23 October 2020.

Schedule 3 can be accessed via this link …