New COVID-19 legislation and guidance: to 29 August

This is a weekly update on the legislation and guidance on coronavirus COVID-19 up to29 august; it is intended as a quick reference to the latest developments. New items will be added throughout each week as they become available, and at the same time as they are included in COVID-19 Coronavirus: legislation and guidance (II) which has links to other weekly updates.

Sunday 23 August to Saturday 29 August

Law and Religion UK



Church of England

Other guidance

Post last updated, 28 August 09:37.

Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "New COVID-19 legislation and guidance: to 29 August" in Law & Religion UK, 24 August 2020,

4 thoughts on “New COVID-19 legislation and guidance: to 29 August

  1. Annual Meeting to elect Churchwardens
    how do parishes ensure that people who do not access to computers are not disenfranchised at these meetings which are village meetings not just for church members?

    • Indeed. It’s a very good point, and not everyone remembers that people living in the parish who are on the civil electoral register but who are not on the parish’s electoral roll (like me) nevertheless have a right to participate in the election of churchwardens: Churchwardens Measure 2001 5(1)(b).

      But what the answer is, I just don’t know.

      • Thank you, I suppose when we advertise the meeting we could ask people who do not have access to computer to contact the secretary and register their interest in some way. Part of the meeting could be live at church for parishioners who do not have computers.

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