From Contrary:

Reading through a twitter thread by David Allan Green regarding the emergency powers legislation – note that it is a statutory instrument based on another act (so it is not a stand alone law) and is not indefinite and must be proportionate – but obviously we have to have our own version in Scotland and I’ve still to find it, though there is a tweet here commenting on the key difference:

David Allen Green

Overall – this is an exceptionally illiberal legal regime – justified by the public health emergency, but illiberal all the same

The biggest legal restrictions on fundamental rights since WWII

But yet it it’s one with vague exceptions

This is not a happy combination

James Macfarlane

Key difference between the English and Scottish regulations is that the latter puts social distancing on a statutory footing:

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Listening to policeman on the radio ‘compliance so far has been brilliant’, well done folks.