14 September 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Functions of Local Authorities) (Wales) Regulations 2020 came in force on 14 September 2020.
Part 2 provides local authorities in Wales with powers to control premises, events and public places in their areas to help control coronavirus within their areas. This includes closing premises and public places and stopping events where necessary.
Part 3 continues a duty already imposed on local authorities, National Park authorities, Natural Resources Wales and the National Trust to close public footpaths and land accessible by the public in Wales where the congregation of people may lead to a high risk of exposure to coronavirus.
Part 4 deals with the enforcement of the Regulations.
Please see our coronavirus document for an overview of further legislation relating to the Coronavirus.