This is the latest rolling weekly update covering the legislation and guidance on coronavirus COVID-19 during the week commencing 7 February*.
Sunday 7 February to Saturday 13 February
Law and Religion UK
Church of England‡
Diocese of Oxford
- e-news 11 February and information posted on 3 February 2021 on 2021 Annual Parochial Church Meetings. Bishop Steven has signed an instrument which extends to 31 July the period that APCMs can be held this year, with the option of them being held either physically (as restrictions allow) or online.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/150. and Explanatory Memorandum. The SI was made & laid before Parliament on12 Feb; & comes into force at 4am on Mon, 15 Feb. This is subject to the negative procedure, and Parliamentary approval is therefore not required.
[Adam Wagner has produced a twitter thread explaining these regulations]
Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, c45. Travellers who try to evade strict new quarantine rules by failing to declare they have visited a “red list” country may be charged under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. As such, parliamentary scrutiny is likely to be limited.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021, SR 2021/29. Regulation 3 inserts paragraph (3A) into regulation 4D of the principle regulations to allow that a person may provide driving instruction when that service is provided by, or on behalf, The Police Service of Northern Ireland, The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust, or the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Board for the purpose of testing of competence to drive a vehicle.
Guidance, statements &c
- Booking and staying in a quarantine hotel when you arrive in England. DHSC, How to book a place in a quarantine hotel and arrange coronavirus (COVID-19) tests if you’re travelling to England from a country on the banned travel list. (11 February 2021).
- Government to introduce tougher measures and enforcement rules for quarantined passengers, DHSC, Tough new enforcement measures – from fixed penalty notices to imprisonment – will come into force on Monday 15 February. (9 February 2021).
Post last updated, 12 February at 17:16.
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