New COVID-19 legislation and guidance to 27 February

This is the latest rolling weekly update covering the legislation and guidance on coronavirus COVID-19 during the week commencing 21 February 2021 *.

Sunday 21 February to Saturday 27 February

Law and Religion UK

Church of England

Following the Prime Minister’s statement to the Commons outlining the Government’s spring response, The Bishop of London has responded. The advice on this page will be reviewed and updated as changes come into effect.

Other churches and faith organizations


Crown Prosecution Service

  • January’s coronavirus review findings. Details of the findings of the CPS review for completed prosecutions in January under the Coronavirus Act and Health Protection Regulations. Adam Wagner notes that 25% of cases prosecuted under coronavirus regulations wrongly charged – 100% of cases Coronavirus Act wrongly charged.

House of Commons Library

Guidance, Statements, &c

Post last updated, 2 March 2021. 

* 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 27 February" in Law & Religion UK, 22 February 2021,

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