This post includes a rolling update of new legislation and guidance on coronavirus COVID-19 during the week commencing 30 May 2021 *.
Sunday 30 May to Saturday 5 June
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 26) Regulations 2021, SSI 2021/227 and Policy Note. Regulations 4 to 8 amend physical distancing requirements to create an exception that will allow one or both parties to a marriage ceremony or civil partnership registration to be accompanied by one or more other persons to the location of the ceremony without physically distancing; Regulation 10 amends schedule 7 of the Local Levels Regulation to create an exemption from the requirement to wear a face covering for a party to a marriage ceremony or civil partnership registration where they are being accompanied by one or more other persons to the location of the ceremony.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulations 2021, WSI 668 (W.169). The Regulations provide that the whole of Wales moves from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 1 from 6.00 a.m. on 7 June 2021. This means that the restrictions and requirements in Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations take effect. The Regulations also amend Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021, SR 2021/151. These Regulations amend Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 by permitting food to be ordered other than at a table in venues that do not serve alcohol, and by permitting food to be ordered at a buffet or carvery.
Church of England‡
- Simon Linford, Central Council of Church Bell Ringers: Summary Ringing Guidance (England).
Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD)
- England Step 3 guidance for choirs – only 6 indoors, (3 June 2021).
- Guidance for the performing arts in England – FAQs, (3 June 2021).
Law and Religion UK
- Law and religion round-up – 30 May. This post included no references to COVID-19 coronavirus.
Post last updated, 5 June 2021 at 10.17.
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, and listed with the newest items last (unlike the CofE documents, infra); items in the weekly updates yet to be added are marked “§“. The updates for the earlier weeks are here.
Church of England documents are listed under their full title and issue number, in the same order as they appear on the Church’s web site.