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26 Aug 2020

Covid 19 – Birmingham City Council has new powers to close businesses

From today, Birmingham City Council will be able to deploy new enforcement powers against premises that do not follow certain legal obligations relating to Covid-19. The Council confirmed that these relate primarily to the following areas:...

12 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland - Face coverings

Earlier today we summarised the current position regarding face covering in England.In Scotland a similar situation exists.A face covering must be worn by all people in the settings listed below, except where an exemption applies (as defined i...

12 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know – Face Covering Regulations

On the 24th July new Regulations came into force in England requiring members of the public to wear a face covering whilst entering or remaining in a relevant place (The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place...

11 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know – Local Government Association call for more powers

The Local Government Association (‘LGA’) has called for additional powers to compel licensed premises to comply with Covid-19 guidance, especially social distancing.The LGA are seeking a change to the law requiring licensed premises ...

11 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know – Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships – Updated

Following a statement by the Prime Minister on 31st July, the guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships in England has been updated.On 17th July the Prime Minister has announced that small wedding receptions, for up to 30 people, could...

10 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know – Scotland - Events sector guidance published.

The Scottish Government has published guidance aimed primarily at the organiser of events.To help organisers decide which actions to take, the Scottish Government expects them to carry out an appropriate COVID-19 risk assessment, just as you wou...