Category Public Health,

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) Regulations 2020

These Regulations were made today (4th August 2020) and come into force on the 5th August 2020.  They place increased restrictions on meeting in households in large parts of north of England including Greater Manchester, Bradford and Kirklees.  A gathering of two or more persons in a private house, of people from different households, is […]

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, […]

KINGS CHAMBERS BARRISTER HELPS LOCAL AUTHORITY WITH THEIR PANDEMIC RESPONSE

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council last week published its COVID19 planning response detailing steps taken to encourage economic recovery and respond to developers’ needs. Sefton’s pro-active approach has already received praise, with the ‘Have We Got Planning News for You’ webcast naming Sefton ‘Champion of the Week’ for the Council’s positive approach to tackling COVID19-related planning […]

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, 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 […]

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 […]

THE LATEST AMENDMENTS TO THE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS REGULATIONS

The third amendments to the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) England Regulations came into force at 11.30 this morning.  We set out the Regulations here.  Later this week we will highlight the changes made to the original Regulations. 2020 No. 558 PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 Made […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

The Regulations are available here.  They enable a umber of public health measured to be taken, including screening, isolation and restrictions. Introductory Text 1.Citation, commencement and application 2.Interpretation 3.Serious and imminent threat declaration 4.Detention of persons by the Secretary of State or a registered public health consultant 5.Imposition of restrictions and requirements 6.Screening requirements 7.Imposition […]