Covid19

12 Oct 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - 3 Tier system announced

In a speech to the House of Commons this afternoon (Monday 12th October 2020), the Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the three tiers (‘alert levels) of ‘Medium’, ‘High’ and ‘Very High’ which will segm...

09 Oct 2020

Covid 19 - Updated Guidance Regarding Soft Play/Indoor Play Areas

A further update was released on the 6th October under the heading “Working safely during coronavirus" which relates to the use of soft play or indoor play area in pubs and restaurants.Following through all the links in the guidance releas...

08 Oct 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland - New restrictions announced

In a speech delivered on Wednesday 7th October, the Scottish First Minister (FM), Nicola Sturgeon, announced new restrictions which will come into force later this week. The restrictions, outlined below, will be in place nationwide for 16 days (af...

05 Oct 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - England - Examples of enforcement action.

Following the curfew imposed in England by the government recently in addition to the tighter restrictions on hospitality sector we are already hearing of instances of enforcement around the country.The Caterer reports that “A takeaway in ...

05 Oct 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - England: Judicial Review of Curfew

The law allows certain actions taken by government to be subject to scrutiny via a mechanism called judicial review.The process brings the issue before the courts to be considered and one of the questions it allows to be asked is can the governm...

29 Sep 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Bans on music over 85 dB, customer singing in groups and dancing.

On 28th September, regulations amending the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Hospitality Undertakings) (England) Regulations 2020 (which itself became law on 18th September) came into force.A copy of the new regulati...