Our earlier post did not take account of the MHCLG Guidance published on the same day as the (No. 2) Regulations. What follows has been revised in light of that guidance*.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) were laid on 3 July and came into force on 4 July – except in Leicester for which the more restrictive provisions under a separate regulation became applicable to specific post districts and addresses in the city. The Regulations revoke the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (except for Regulation 2) and the subsequent amending Regulations.
Also on 4 July, MHCLG published COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic (“the Guidance”), which provides advice on how places of worship many now open, for limited permitted activities, in a manner that is safe and in line with social distancing guidelines. Continue reading