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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 […]

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 […]

WHAT CONSTITUTES A REASONABLE EXCUSE TO LEAVE THE PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE: POLICE GUIDANCE

The National Police Chief’s Council and the College of Policing have reproduced guidance from the CPS as to what constitutes a reasonable excuse to leave the place where you live. It is available here.    THE GUIDANCE The guidance states that some earlier statements on the legal test were wrong.   The test is “reasonable excuse”. […]

Local Government Decision-Making During Lockdown

John Hunter reviews the difficulties of local authority decision making during the coronavirus crisis. This short article is taken from a special bulletin of the Encyclopedia of Local Government Law dealing with the ramifications of CV19 due to be published this month. I am very grateful to Sweet & Maxwell for allowing it to be […]

“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 […]

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

There has been much debate about what is, and what is allowed, under the Coronavirus legislation. That debate is best informed by knowledge of the Regulations themselves.  Here are the Health Protection Regulations in full. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 Made at 1.00 p.m. on 26th March 2020 Laid before Parliament at […]

The Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

These Regulations came into force at 2.00 pm today. They amend the Working Time Regulations 1998.  They allow the worker to carry leave forward where two years if additional time was not taken because the worker could not take leave because of working through coronavirus.   THE REGULATIONS Amendment to the Working Time Regulations 1998 […]

THE CORONAVIRUS ACT AND THE CARE ACT: THE KEY POINTS

The former Coronavirus Bill is now the Coronavirus Act 2020. The bill was not significantly amended in relation to the proposed changes to the Care Act – however, per s.87(2) of the Coronavirus Act, the changes relating to the Care Act will not come into force until further regulations are made to that effect. Arianna […]