The Authority is following national guidelines and this is impacting on how we conduct our business.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is placing an unprecedented and dynamic set of challenges on individuals and organisations across the UK and beyond.  The Scottish Police Authority is following national guidelines and this is having an impact on how we will be able to conduct our business in the immediate period.

For the foreseeable future, all essential business of the Authority or its committees will be conducted via video or telephone conference with participating members and senior officers dialing in from various locations. As a result, there will be no facilities for stakeholders or members of the public to attend and observe Authority or committee meetings. It also means that we will be unable to livestream the Authority meetings for interested observers to either watch live or in recorded format at a later date. We are currently exploring technical options for uploading audio recordings of the public sessions of Authority meetings. 

As you will appreciate, this is an unprecedented situation and we hope to be able to revert to business as usual as soon as possible when it is safe to do so. Until such time, all agendas and papers for meetings will continue to be published on the SPA's website in advance of meetings. A full minute will also be published once it has been approved.