NEXSTART: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 [No. 684]

By July 6, 2020BLOG

PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND – COMMENTARY

Made at 10.00 a.m. on 3rd July 2020 – Laid before Parliament at 3.00 p.m. on 3rd July 2020

The latest version of the Coronavirus Regulations has created confusion. 

Key points to note are 

  • There is no restriction on numbers of people who can gather indoors 
  • “Gatherings” of up to 30 people outdoors does not equate to the overall capacity of premises outdoors 
  • It is not mandatory to follow Government Guidance in compiling risk assessments. 

These new Regulations repeal and replace the Health Protection ( Coronavirus, Restrictions) ( England) Regulations 2020 ( 1st Regulations No. 350 as amended] which are repealed from 00:01 hours on 4 July 2020 in respect of restricting businesses, restrictions on movement, and restrictions on gatherings. 

For the purposes of restaurants, bars, public houses the restrictions are repealed from 06:00 hours on 4 July 2020. For theatres and cinemas, the restrictions are repealed from 00:01 hours. 

The businesses that remain listed in Schedule 2 must continue to desist from carrying on that business or providing that service. Those that are not listed may reopen. 

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