Covid in Scotland: Places of worship can open now after court win

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Places of worship in Scotland can reopen immediately after Covid regulations forcing their closure were deemed unlawful.

A group of 27 church leaders launched a judicial review at the Court of Session arguing the Scottish government acted beyond their emergency powers.

Lord Braid agreed the regulations went further than was lawfully allowed.

The ruling was issued with “immediate effect” so churches – but also mosques, synagogues and temples – can open now.