23 April 2020Please note the amendments to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, above, made by the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, which came in force at 11am on 22nd April 2020.
09 April 2020In consequence of modifications to statutory provisions made by the Coronavirus Act 2020, until those modifications expire, the Criminal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 make temporary amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, with effect from the 14th April 2020.
Coronavirus (Retention of Fingerprints and DNA Profiles in the Interests of National Security) Regulations 2020
02 April 2020The Coronavirus (Retention of Fingerprints and DNA Profiles in the Interests of National Security) Regulations 2020 provide an extension of the time limits that apply to the retention of certain fingerprints or DNA profiles. The Regulations apply in respect of fingerprints or DNA profiles that are retained under certain counter-terrorism provisions, or that may otherwise be relevant to the interests of national security.
The Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 came in force on 31st March 2020.
31 March 2020In anticipation of potential disruption to the vehicle testing regime caused by the spread of Coronavirus, the new Regulations amend Regulation 6 of the 1981 Regulations to exclude vehicles from the test certificate requirement for a one-off period of six months. This period begins on the day when the use of a vehicle on a road without a test certificate would have been ordinarily prohibited.
Coronavirus Act 2020 – Schedule 22: Powers to issue directions relating to events, gatherings and premises
01 April 2020Schedule 22 to the Coronavirus Act 2020 gives the Secretary of State the power to prohibit or restrict events and gatherings and to close premises, where the public health situation deems it necessary. It streamlines existing legislation in England and Wales, to ensure that powers can be deployed as quickly as possible.
27 March 2020This article provides details of the Regulations and offences in relation to Coronavirus.