Category Coronavirus Act,

PRESTON SUBJECT TO INCREASED LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

A copy of the Regulations is available here.    The Regulations are to be laid before Parliament on the 10th August 2020. However they state that they are coming into force on the 8th August 2020.   THE EFFECT OF THE REGULATIONS The Regulations extend the restriction on gatherings of two or more people in  […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

These Regulations came into force on the 8th August 2020. They: Extend the range of places at which face coverings have to be worn to include, amongst other venues:  indoor places of worship, community centres, crematoria, concert halls, cinemas, museums, bingo halls and public libraries. Provide additional exemptions to the definition of a shop. Amendment […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020

These Regulations come into force on the 24th July 2020.  They impose a duty to wear a face covering in certain places, primarily shops. KEY DEFINITIONS “face covering” means a covering of any type which covers a person’s nose and mouth; “shop” means any building, room or other indoor establishment which is open to the […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020

These Regulations came into force on the 14th June. Note the key definitions: “face covering” means a covering of any type which covers a person’s nose and mouth;  “Public transport service” means any service for the carriage of passengers from place to place which is available to the general public (whether or not for payment, […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020: OPEN AIR SWIMMING POOLS, WATER PARKS & OTHER PREMISES PERMITTED TO OPEN

These Regulations were made on the 9th July 2020 and come into force on 11th and 13th July. They allow more places to open, in particular open air swimming pools and water parks.   A SUMMARY Outdoor swimming pools and water parks can open from the 11th July 2020. Nail bars, tanning booths and salons, […]

CHALLENGE TO LAWFULNESS OF “LOCKDOWN” REGULATIONS: PERMISSION REFUSED

In the judgment today in Dolan & Ors v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care & Anor[2020] EWHC 1786 (Admin) Mr Justice Lewis refused permission to seek a judicial review of the Regulations made as a result of coronavirus. One specific issue has been deferred for later consideration. THE CASE The claimant sought […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020

These Regulations came into force at 3.00 pm today (3rd July 2020). Made at 10.00 a.m. on 3rd July 2020 Laid before Parliament at 3.00 p.m. on 3rd July 2020 Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2)   The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020

These Regulations were made today (Sunday 14th June 2020) and come into force tomorrow (15th June 2020). Note that there is a defence of “reasonable excuse”.     THE DEFENCE OF REASONABLE EXCUSE “Reasonable excuse” for not wearing a face mask is not defined. Regulation 4 gives examples of what constitutes a reasonable excuse, but […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (CONSOLIDATED VERSION)

These are the consolidated Regulations which include the amendments made on the 12th June 2020 which came into force on the 14th June 2020.   STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 2020 No. 350 PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND Made at 1.00 p.m. on 26th March 2020 Laid before Parliament at 2.30 p.m. […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) Regulations 2020: COMING INTO FORCE ON THE 8th JUNE

These Regulations come into force on the 8th June 2020.  They impose an obligation to self isolate for 14 days  in relation to some people returning from abroad.  The “self-isolation” obligation in these Regulations is far stricter than those imposed on the public during “lockdown”.  There is no right to leave the premises for the […]