Offences and powers relating to businesses, events, gatherings and movements of people during the coronavirus public health emergency.

Further to his previous notes on the regulations imposed by the government to deal with the Coronavirus Pandemic, Philip Stott has updated his briefing on the Healthcare Protection Regulations to take account of the additional relaxations in the regime that were enacted on Monday 1 June. Significantly, the requirement to not leave one’s home without reasonable excuse has been changed to a requirement not to stay elsewhere overnight without reasonable excuse. Police data shows that over 15,000 people have been issued with fines under the regulations so far but controversy over whether the regulations are being followed at all levels of British society has also engulfed the national conversation. This note is therefore recommended reading for all those who wish to stay up to date with the current state of the law in this area.

You can read the update here.

Contact our experts for further advice