COVID-19 legislation and guidance: update to 19 June

This post includes a rolling update of new legislation and guidance on coronavirus COVID-19 during the week commencing 13 June 2021 *.

Sunday 13 June to Saturday 19 June



They also extend the dates on which the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Local Authority Enforcement Powers and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 expire to the same date, and amend the definition of “linked households” in the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020.

These Regulations come into force at 11.55 p.m. on 20th June 2021.




Other guidance &c

Church of England

“…“Thankfully church buildings remain open for public worship and prayer. While we look forward to restrictions on worship being lifted in the near future, I will continue to press for ongoing appraisal of choral and congregational singing.
“We will also update our guidance on public worship where necessary in light of today’s announcement and I understand that the Business Committee of the General Synod will be looking at options for the planned July meeting of Synod in the next few days.
“The Prime Minister’s comments about lifting the limit of 30 people attending weddings will be a relief to many. We will await the detail from the Government about what it means in practice and will update our guidance to churches accordingly…”

Law and Religion UK

The Guidance (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do explains: “Guidance on wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, receptions and celebrations has been updated; Guidance on arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic will be updated by 17 June; Guidance on what you need to do if you’re planning a wedding or civil partnership or funeral, wake or commemoration in venues such as gardens or marquees on private land has also been published”. For each of the newly announced exceptions, the organisers must take the “required precautions” which are defined in section 6 of the Steps Regulations, and for these and other “gatherings”, have been in force since 29 March 2021.

Post last updated,  18 June at 19:15.

* 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, 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

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.

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Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "COVID-19 legislation and guidance: update to 19 June" in Law & Religion UK, 14 June 2021,

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