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
- Law and religion round-up – 31 January 2021. COVID-19 legislation; Closure of churches in Scotland – déjà-vu.
Church of England‡
Other churches and faith organizations
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.§
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance, PHE, Added ‘SARS-CoV-2 VOC: investigating and managing individuals with a possible or confirmed case’. (3 February 2021).
- How to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), PHE, (3 February 2021).
- House of Commons Library Insight document: Northern Ireland Protocol: Article 16 and EU vaccine export controls, (2 February 2021).
Post last updated, 7 February 2021 at 13:35.
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.
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