Analysis of changes to COVID-19 legislation in England

On 19 July 2021, the UK government took the decision to move England into step 4 of the COVID-19 Roadmap. This resulted in the ending of most legal restrictions, including those relating to social distancing and social contact; all remaining businesses were allowed to reopen. Under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) as set out in s149 Equality Act 2010, Ministers are required to assess the impact of changes to people’s protected characteristics, with particular emphasis on meeting the duties set out in the Act. Continue reading