- Coronavirus (COVID-19): draft new powers to detain ‘potentially infectious’ people—part 1
- Original news
- The proposed new powers in context
- When do the new powers apply?
- Who can exercise them?
- Step one—direction/removal
- Step two—screening and assessment
- The ‘requirement to stay’
- The requirement to be screened and assessed
- Other requirements
- Powers of constables and immigration officers
- Step three—after screening/assessment
- When does the third step apply?
- Further requirements and restrictions
- Time limits, reconsideration and reviews
Corporate Crime analysis: On 20 March 2020, the Coronavirus Bill received its second reading in the House of Commons. This piece of emergency legislation contains a raft of new powers including the power to impose restrictions, nationwide, on people infected with the virus, aimed at controlling its spread. In this, the first of a two part series, John Binns, partner and member of the LexisPSL Corporate Crime Consulting Editorial Board, Richard Reichman, partner and Ami Amin, associate at BCL Solicitors LLP, consider the provisions in more detail. The paragraph references are to the provisions of the draft Bill as introduced.
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