Law and religion round-up – 13th September

Although we seldom give advice per se, we would have no hesitation in recommending that ecclesiastical law should not be broken, even in a “specific and limited way”…

New social distancing rules

On Thursday, the Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock made an oral statement to the Commons on new social distancing rules which are due to take effect tomorrow, 14 September. From then on, it will be against the law to meet people you do not live with in a group larger than six (unless you are meeting as a household or support bubble). The police will have the powers to enforce these legal limits, including to issue fixed penalty notices of £100, doubling for further breaches up to a maximum of £3,200. Continue reading