UK | COVID-19 | The health protection legislation expands to give authorities rights to regulate coronavirus

Over this week, the health protection legislation expands to give authorities rights to regulate coronavirus. The main changes include:

  • Self-isolation requirements in relation to persons who have tested positive for coronavirus and their contacts. Specific requirement on employers of workers to self-isolate.
  • The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Undertakings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1046) expands regulating scope from only hospitality undertakings to all the general undertakings.
  • More areas in England and Wales are designated as local health protection areas and are subject to specific restrictions and requirements.
For more details, refer to the links below:

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 16) (Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham) Regulations 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North of England, North East and North West of England and Obligations of Undertakings (England) etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Undertakings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020

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