Law and religion round-up – 9th August

In which The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) Regulations 2020 SI 2020/828 finally limped into view…

… five days after the North of England lockdown was first announced, giving only hours to read the 17-page Regulations and 6-page Explanatory Memorandum before they came into force. Commentators were quick to spot that the Regulations make sex between two (or more) people in a private place who do not live in the same household a “gathering” between two or more people and therefore illegal.

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