COVID-19 legislation and guidance: update to 14 August

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





Northern Ireland

Press Release

  • 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

Updated: Thursday 22 July, 16.35

  • New Q&A added “What is the Church of England’s position on ‘vaccine passports’?”


Cytun – Churches together in Wales

Law and Religion UK

Post last updated,  13 August 2021 at 09:07.

* 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 14 August" in Law & Religion UK, 13 August 2021,

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