Category Legislation

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, 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, […]

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, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020

 This site has followed all the amendments to the Health Protection Coronovirus Regulations.  They were amended again on the 12th June 2020 and came into force on the 13th June.  These Regulations relax some of the rules relating to shops and places of workplace. They introduce the concept of “linked households”.   We will publish the […]

REMOVING VAT FROM E-BOOKS: The Value Added Tax (Extension of Zero-Rating to Electronically Supplied Books etc.) (Coronavirus) Order 2020

This statutory instrument comes into force on the 1st May.  It removes VAT on certain Ebooks. Citation and commencement 1.  This Order may be cited as the Value Added Tax (Extension of Zero-Rating to Electronically Supplied Books etc.) (Coronavirus) Order 2020 and comes into force on 1st May 2020. Amendment of Group 3 of Schedule 8 to […]

THE HEALTH PROTECTION (CORONAVIRUS REGULATIONS) AS AMENDED: THE AMENDMENTS HIGHLIGHTED

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020  were amended, some of these amendments were quite significant. To show the amendments in a simpler manner we have shown the amendments in red.   The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020   Citation, commencement, application and interpretation 1.— (1) These Regulations may be cited as the […]

CORONAVIRUS REGULATIONS: THE LIST, SUMMARIES AND LINKS (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER)

There are now a large number of Regulations that deal with Coronavirus.  This is an opportune time to list them, summarise their contents and provide links.   The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 – These Regulations provide that a person who is isolating himself from others in accordance with advice on coronavirus is […]

AMENDMENTS TO THE CORONAVIRUS REGULATIONS: NOT STAYING OUT

The Coronavirus Regulations have been amended  (effective from today at 11.00 pm). There are some important changes.  The most significant amendment is to Regulation 6. This means that a person is committing an offence if they left the place where they are living with a good reason but stayed outside without a good excuse. “Regulation […]

“NOT GOING OUT”: WHAT THE ENGLISH AND WELSH REGULATIONS ACTUALLY SAY

Given the restrictions we are all living under at the moment it is worth highlighting the wording of the Regulations that govern restriction of movement.   The key definition is that no person can leave the place where they are living without “reasonable excuse”.   This is not defined, but examples are given. There are slight differences […]