Examples of coronavirus-related attacks include being coughed at or spat on.
A group of pro-independence activists staged a demonstration on the A1 calling on visitors to stay out.
The scheme was announced ten weeks ago to support the mental health of inmates after visits were banned due to coronavirus.
Overall crime has fallen by 45% since 2008-09 while violent crime has declined by 48%, an official survey shows.
Passengers arriving into the UK must self-isolate for 14 days, with a £480 fine in Scotland for breaching quarantine.
Justice secretary Humza Yousaf confirmed the policy will begin from Monday as part of measures to fight Covid-19.
Justice secretary Humza Yousaf said Ramadan will be 'challenging' as it usually involves social interaction.
The move follows the suspension of family visits to prisons as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The £100,000 fund will be administered by charity Victim Support Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon met a campaigner, known only as Miss M, at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday.