Coronavirus (COVID-19)—updated local authority powers to enforce restrictions

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—updated local authority powers to enforce restrictions

The Department of Health and Social Care has updated its guidance on the powers of local authorities to enforce restrictions under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No 3) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/750. The guidance has been amended to include the new ability of local authorities to issue formal requests against premises not complying with coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. Three templates have also been added which set out the formal requests.

The updated guidance is available here.

The templates are:

• Template for individual premises regulation 4(1) of (No.3) regulations

• Template for events regulation 5(1) of (No.3) regulations

• Template for outdoor places regulation 6(1) of (No.3) regulations

Source: Local authority powers to impose restrictions under coronavirus regulations

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