New COVID-19 legislation and guidance to 13 February

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.


[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.


Northern Ireland

Guidance, statements &c

Post last updated,  12 February at 17:16.

* 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 13 February" in Law & Religion UK, 9 February 2021,

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