New COVID-19 legislation and guidance to 16 January 2021

This is the latest rolling weekly update covering the legislation and guidance on coronavirus COVID-19 during the week commencing 10 January 2021*.

Sunday 10 January to Saturday 16 January 2021

Law and Religion UK

Church of England

Last updated: Thursday 14 January, 11:52

Updated documents:

Update: Tuesday 12 January, 17:44

Updated documents:

Updated:Tuesday 12 January, 10.01

Updated/New FAQ:

  • Is singing permitted? (in Prayer and worship) – further update in light of amended Government Guidance. [Note: Government guidance was amended twice on 11 January 2021].

Monday 11 January, 14.50

Updated/New FAQ:

  • Is singing permitted?  – further update in light of amended Government Guidance (in Prayer and worship)
  • Should I work if I’m clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)? (in Safety, safeguarding & wellbeing)

Diocese of Oxford

Other churches and faith organizations



This instrument also removes several exemptions from the requirement to self-isolate (in Schedule 2 to the International Travel Regulations) and amends the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/47 to remove an exemption that was due to come into force at 4.00 a.m. on 16th January 2021.


Isle of Man





Other guidance


Post last updated, Saturday 16 January at  15:52.

*Information on COVID-19 on L&RUK

These updates are published at the start of each week; they are not reissued, but new items are added throughout the week as they become available, providing a “rolling update” of the latest developments during the current week. They are also added to COVID-19 Coronavirus: legislation and guidance which is  the main source of  information; those items in the weekly updates yet to be added are marked “§“.  The updates for the earlier weeks are here.

Church of England documents

For Church of England documents, the information on the document itself – date and version number – provides the best indication of the date on which it was issued

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Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "New COVID-19 legislation and guidance to 16 January 2021" in Law & Religion UK, 11 January 2021,


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