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Protection ( Coronavirus, Restrictions) ( England) Regulations 2020 ( 1st Regulations No. 350 as amended] which are repealed from 00:01 hours on 4 July 2020 in respect of restricting businesses, restrictions on movement, and restrictions on gatherings.
For the purposes of restaurants, bars, public houses the restrictions are repealed from 06:00 hours on 4 July 2020. For theatres and cinemas, the restrictions are repealed from 00:01 hours.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.