This post includes a rolling update of new legislation and guidance on coronavirus COVID-19 during the week commencing 8 August 2021 *.
Sunday 8 August to Saturday 14 August
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/851. Also Explanatory Memorandum. As from 16 August 2021, the following people are not required to self-isolate if they have come into contact with a person who has tested positive for coronavirus—(a)a person who has received a complete course of the coronavirus vaccination, provided that the contact takes place more than 14 days after they have completed their course of vaccinations; (b) a person who has taken part in a vaccine trial; (c )a person who can provide evidence that for clinical reasons they should not be vaccinated, and; (d) a child.
- The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 8) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/923.
Self-isolation removed for double jabbed close contacts from 16 August Adults and children will be free to return to work, attend school, and meet friends and family as the protection from vaccines replaces the need for contact isolation from Monday. Department of Health and Social Care and The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, (11 August 2021).
Church of England‡
- New Q&A added “What is the Church of England’s position on ‘vaccine passports’?”
Cytun – Churches together in Wales
- Coronavirus related Legislation: Briefing for churches in Wales. To be fully updated on 9 August 2021.
Law and Religion UK
- Law and religion round-up – 8 August. COVID-19 and places of worship in Scotland; COVID-19 in Wales; COVID-19 and the NHS App.
Post last updated, 13 August 2021 at 09:07.
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.