Devolved governments: Different legal positions during Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the practical consequences of devolution for the UK. Travellers across borders
from England to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and taking variants of these journeys, are likely to be bemused by the
different legislation passed by each of the devolved governments to protect their populations, while also attempting to refresh
their economies. Guidance has been issued to inform those living in each devolved area and this is available on the internet.
But not every traveller has access to a computer and people who are anxious to visit family members, if that is permitted,
can find variations in the official advice extremely confusing, particularly as the guidance changes to accommodate new scientific
research findings and rising numbers of people in certain areas who test positive for the virus.
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