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04 Nov 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Lockdown 2 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Halloween, regulations were published late on Tuesday outlining the terms of the proposed lockdown which is due to commence at midnight, Thursday 5th November.The regulations will be ...

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...

24 Sep 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2020

At 5am this morning (Thursday 24th September) new regulations, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2020, in part came into force.The regulations introduce the 10pm curfew and requir...

22 Sep 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Prime Minister's Statement Tuesday 22nd Septembe 2020

In a statement to the House of Commons at lunchtime, the Prime Minister has announced a number of new restriction for England. The hope of the Government is that “a stitch in time will save nine”.Despite previous statements to...