THE CORONAVIRUS BILL IN FULL

The Coronavirus Bill has now been published.  A post earlier today   gave details of  what the bill.   We will be reviewing the Bill in detail on this site in the near future.  There are links here to all the provisions of the Bill in its current draft.

 

CONTENTS

  1. Part 1

    Main provisions

    1. Interpretation

      1. 1.Meaning of “coronavirus” and related terminology

    2. Emergency registration of health professionals

      1. 2.Emergency registration of nurses and other health and care professionals

      2. 3.Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners: Scotland

      3. 4.Emergency registration of and extension of prescribing powers for
        pharmaceutical chemists: Northern Ireland

    3. Temporary registration of social workers

      1. 5.Emergency registration of social workers

      2. 6.Temporary registration of social workers: Scotland

    4. Emergency volunteers

      1. 7.Emergency volunteering leave

      2. 8.Compensation for emergency volunteers

    5. Mental health and mental capacity

      1. 9.Temporary modification of mental health and mental capacity legislation

    6. Health service indemnification

      1. 10.Indemnity for health service activity: England and Wales

      2. 11.Indemnity for health service activity: Scotland

      3. 12.Indemnity for health and social care activity: Northern Ireland

    7. NHS and local authority care and support

      1. 13.NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments: England

      2. 14.Local authority care and support

      3. 15.Duty of local authority to assess needs: Scotland

      4. 16.Section 15: further provision

    8. Registration of deaths and still-births etc

      1. 17.Registration of deaths and still-births etc

      2. 18.Confirmatory medical certificate not required for cremations: England and
        Wales

      3. 19.Review of cause of death certificates and cremations: Scotland

      4. 20.Modifications of requirements regarding medical certificates for cremations:
        Northern Ireland

    9. Investigatory powers

      1. 21.Appointment of temporary Judicial Commissioners

      2. 22.Time limits in relation to urgent warrants etc under Investigatory Powers Act

    10. Food supply

      1. 23.Power to require information relating to food supply chains

      2. 24.Authorities which may require information

      3. 25.Restrictions on use and disclosure of information

      4. 26.Enforcement of requirement to provide information

      5. 27.Meaning of “food supply chain” and related expressions

    11. Inquests

      1. 28.Suspension of requirement to hold inquest with jury: England and Wales

      2. 29.Suspension of requirement to hold inquest with jury: Northern Ireland

      3. 30.Deaths in custody from natural illness: Northern Ireland

    12. Disclosure: Wales

      1. 31.Disapplication etc by Welsh Ministers of DBS provisions

    13. Disclosure: Scotland

      1. 32.Temporary disapplication of disclosure offences: Scotland

      2. 33.Power to reclassify certain disclosure requests: Scotland

    14. Vaccinations: Scotland

      1. 34.Vaccination and immunisation: Scotland

    15. Schools, childcare providers etc

      1. 35.Temporary closure of educational institutions and childcare premises

      2. 36.Temporary continuity: education, training and childcare

    16. Statutory sick pay

      1. 37.Statutory sick pay: funding of employers’ liabilities

      2. 38.Statutory sick pay: power to disapply waiting period limitation

      3. 39.Statutory sick pay: modification of regulation making powers

      4. 40.Statutory sick pay: funding of employers’ liabilities: Northern Ireland

      5. 41.Statutory sick pay: power to disapply waiting period limitation: Northern
        Ireland

      6. 42.Statutory sick pay: modification of regulation making powers: Northern
        Ireland

    17. Pensions

      1. 43.NHS pension schemes: suspension of restrictions on return to work: England
        and Wales

      2. 44.NHS pension schemes: suspension of restrictions on return to work: Scotland

      3. 45.Health and social care pension schemes: suspension of restrictions on return
        to work: Northern Ireland

    18. Protection of public health

      1. 46.Powers to act for the protection of public health: Northern Ireland

      2. 47.Health protection regulations: Scotland

    19. Powers to direct suspension of port operations

      1. 48.Power to suspend port operations

    20. Powers relating to potentially infectious persons

      1. 49.Powers relating to potentially infectious persons

    21. Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises

      1. 50.Powers to issue directions relating to events, gatherings and premises

    22. Courts and tribunals: use of video and audio technology

      1. 51.Expansion of availability of live links in criminal proceedings

      2. 52.Expansion of availability of live links in other criminal hearings

      3. 53.Public participation in proceedings conducted by video or audio

      4. 54.Live links in magistrates’ court appeals against requirements or restrictions
        imposed on a potentially infectious person

      5. 55.Use of live links in legal proceedings: Northern Ireland

    23. Powers in relation to bodies

      1. 56.Powers in relation to transportation, storage and disposal of dead bodies etc

    24. Postponement of elections, referendums, recall petitions and canvass

      1. 57.Postponement of elections due to be held on 7 May 2020

      2. 58.Power to postpone certain other elections and referendums

      3. 59.Power to postpone a recall petition under the Recall of MPs Act 2015

      4. 60.Power to make supplementary etc provision

      5. 61.Northern Ireland: timing of canvass and Assembly by-elections

    25. Postponement of elections: Wales

      1. 62.Postponement of National Assembly for Wales elections for constituency
        vacancies

      2. 63.Power to postpone local authority elections in Wales for casual vacancies

      3. 64.Power to make supplementary etc provision

    26. Postponement of elections: Scotland

      1. 65.Postponement of Scottish Parliament elections for constituency vacancies

      2. 66.Postponement of local authority elections in Scotland for casual vacancies

    27. Other administrative requirements

      1. 67.Signatures of Treasury Commissioners

    28. National Insurance Contributions

      1. 68.Exercise of section 143 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992

      2. 69.Exercise of section 145 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992

      3. 70.Exercise of section 5 of the National Insurance Contributions Act 2014

  2. Part 2

    Final provisions

    1. 71.Interpretation

    2. 72.Financial provision

    3. 73.Commencement

    4. 74.Power to suspend and revive provisions of this Act

    5. 75.Expiry

    6. 76.Power to alter expiry date

    7. 77.Power to amend Act in consequence of amendments to subordinate
      legislation

    8. 78.Power to make consequential modifications

    9. 79.Procedure for certain regulations made by a Minister of the Crown

    10. 80.Procedure for certain regulations made by the Welsh Ministers

    11. 81.Procedure for certain regulations made by the Scottish Ministers

    12. 82.Procedure for certain orders made by a Northern Ireland department

    13. 83.Reports by Secretary of State on status of non-devolved provisions of this Act

    14. 84.Parliamentary consideration of status of non-devolved provisions of this Act

    15. 85.Extent

    16. 86.Extension to the Isle of Man

    17. 87.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Emergency registration of nurses and other health and care
      professionals

    2. Schedule 2

      Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners:
      Scotland

    3. Schedule 3

      Emergency registration of pharmaceutical chemists and
      extension of prescribing powers: Northern Ireland

    4. Schedule 4

      Emergency registration of social workers: England and Wales

    5. Schedule 5

      Temporary registration of social workers: Scotland

    6. Schedule 6

      Emergency volunteering leave

      1. Part 1

        Entitlement to emergency volunteering leave

      2. Part 2

        Effect of taking emergency volunteering leave

      3. Part 3

        Modifications of Employment Rights Act 1996

      4. Part 4

        Modifications of Employment Rights (Northern Ireland)
        Order 1996

      5. Part 5

        General

    7. Schedule 7

      Mental health: England and Wales

      1. Part 1

        Introductory provision etc

      2. Part 2

        Modifications of the Mental Health Act 1983

      3. Part 3

        Transitional provision

    8. Schedule 8

      Mental health: Scotland

      1. Part 1

        Introductory provision etc

      2. Part 2

        Modifications of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)
        (Scotland) Act 2003

      3. Part 3

        Modifications of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

      4. Part 4

        Modifications of subordinate legislation

    9. Schedule 9

      Mental health: Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1

        Introductory provision etc

      2. Part 2

        Modifications of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order
        1986

      3. Part 3

        Transitional provision

      4. Part 4

        Review of operation of certain provisions of this Schedule

    10. Schedule 10

      Mental capacity: Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1

        Introductory provision etc

      2. Part 2

        Modifications of the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland)
        2016

      3. Part 3

        Transitional provision

      4. Part 4

        Review of operation of certain provisions of this Schedule

    11. Schedule 11

      Local authority care and support

      1. Part 1

        Powers and duties of local authorities in England

      2. Part 2

        Powers and duties of local authorities in Wales

    12. Schedule 12

      Registration of deaths and still-births

      1. Part 1

        England and Wales

      2. Part 2

        Scotland

      3. Part 3

        Northern Ireland

    13. Schedule 13

      Review of medical certificates of cause of death and
      cremations: Scotland

      1. Part 1

        Review of medical certificates of cause of death

      2. Part 2

        Cremations

    14. Schedule 14

      Information relating to food supply chains: financial penalties

    15. Schedule 15

      Temporary closure of educational institutions and childcare
      premises

      1. Part 1

        England and Wales

      2. Part 2

        Scotland

      3. Part 3

        Northern Ireland

    16. Schedule 16

      Temporary continuity directions etc: education, training and
      childcare

      1. Part 1

        England and Wales

      2. Part 2

        Scotland

      3. Part 3

        Northern Ireland

    17. Schedule 17

      Powers to act for the protection of public health: Northern
      Ireland

    18. Schedule 18

      Health protection regulations: Scotland

    19. Schedule 19

      Power to suspend relevant port operations

    20. Schedule 20

      Powers relating to potentially infectious persons

      1. Part 1

        Overview and interpretation

      2. Part 2

        Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in England

      3. Part 3

        Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in Scotland

      4. Part 4

        Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in Wales

      5. Part 5

        Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in Northern
        Ireland

    21. Schedule 21

      Powers to issue directions relating to events, gatherings and
      premises

      1. Part 1

        General

      2. Part 2

        Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in England

      3. Part 3

        Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in Scotland

      4. Part 4

        Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in Wales

      5. Part 5

        Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in
        Northern Ireland

    22. Schedule 22

      Live links in criminal proceedings

      1. Part 1

        Expansion of powers under the Criminal Justice Act 2003

      2. Part 2

        Other amendments

    23. Schedule 23

      Live links in other criminal hearings

      1. Part 1

        Expansion of powers under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998

      2. Part 2

        Other amendments

    24. Schedule 24

      Public participation in proceedings conducted by video or
      audio

    25. Schedule 25

      Live links in certain magistrates’ court proceedings

    26. Schedule 26

      Use of live links in legal proceedings: Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1

        Powers of courts and tribunals to direct use of live links

      2. Part 2

        Public participation in proceedings where live links used

      3. Part 3

        Availability of live links in certain magistrates’ court
        proceedings in Northern Ireland

    27. Schedule 27

      Transportation, storage and disposal of dead bodies etc

      1. Part 1

        Information about capacity

      2. Part 2

        Directions and other measures to address lack of capacity

      3. Part 3

        Power to direct local authorities etc

      4. Part 4

        Interpretation

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