New COVID-19 legislation and guidance to 6 February 2021

This is the latest rolling weekly update covering the legislation and guidance on coronavirus COVID-19 during the week commencing 31 January 2021*.

Sunday 31 January to Saturday 6 February

Law and Religion UK

Church of England

Last updated: Tuesday 19 January, 10:11

Other churches and faith organizations


Northern Ireland

  • The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021, SR 2021/18. These Regulations amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (“the principal regulations”). Regulation 3 amends the date that the Department of Health must review the need for restrictions and requirements imposed by the Regulation 3 of the principal regulations to on or before 18 February 2021. Regulation 3 also amends the expiry date of the principal regulations to midnight on 5 March 2021.

  • The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021, SI 2021/27. Regulation 3 substitutes sub-paragraph (a) of regulation 4B(1) of the principle regulations to provide exceptions to the restrictions on non-essential retail businesses which requires that they cease to carry on that business or provide that service except making deliveries in response to requests received by on-line communication, by telephone, by text message or by post or in the case of a car dealership which is a Motability dealer, by permitting a customer to collect a Motability vehicle following an online application.§


Other information

Post last updated,  7 February 2021 at 13:35.

* 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 6 February 2021" in Law & Religion UK, 3 February 2021,

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