Coronavirus (Compensation for Self-isolation) Bill

Closed 24 Sep 2021

Opened 27 Aug 2021


This consultation has now closed. A full analysis of responses will be published in due course.

This consultation concerned a legal liability that arises as a result of the Public Health Etc. (Scotland) Act 2008. This Act includes a provision for Health Boards to provide compensation to those isolating as a result of an infectious disease. This provision for compensation was intended to support people who find themselves isolating as a result of a small-scale outbreak, rather than a mass pandemic like COVID-19

An EasyRead version of the consultation paper can be made available on request by emailing us:


Why your views matter

The Scottish Government is seeking the views on the proposed change to understand the impact of this change on stakeholders and the general public.

We are keen to get practical feedback on the introduction of this legislation from those affected including vulnerable groups, local authorities, health boards, enforcement agencies, and other organisations that have a role or interest.

Read the consultation paper. 



What happens next

The Consultation Team will now analyse responses to this consultation and a full report will be published in due course. 


  • Health and Social Care