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Coronavirus Act 2020

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Main provisions

    1. Interpretation

      1. 1.Meaning of “coronavirus” and related terminology

    2. Emergency registration of health professionals

      1. 2.Emergency registration of nurses and other health and care professionals

      2. 3.Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners: Wales

      3. 4.Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners: Scotland

      4. 5.Emergency registration of and extension of prescribing powers for pharmaceutical chemists: Northern Ireland

    3. Temporary registration of social workers

      1. 6.Emergency registration of social workers: England and Wales

      2. 7.Temporary registration of social workers: Scotland

    4. Emergency volunteers

      1. 8.Emergency volunteering leave

      2. 9.Compensation for emergency volunteers

    5. Mental health and mental capacity

      1. 10.Temporary modification of mental health and mental capacity legislation

    6. Health service indemnification

      1. 11.Indemnity for health service activity: England and Wales

      2. 12.Indemnity for health service activity: Scotland

      3. 13.Indemnity for health and social care activity: Northern Ireland

    7. NHS and local authority care and support

      1. 14.NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments: England

      2. 15.Local authority care and support

      3. 16.Duty of local authority to assess needs: Scotland

      4. 17.Section 16: further provision

    8. Registration of deaths and still-births etc

      1. 18.Registration of deaths and still-births etc

      2. 19.Confirmatory medical certificate not required for cremations: England and Wales

      3. 20.Review of cause of death certificates and cremations: Scotland

      4. 21.Modifications of requirements regarding medical certificates for cremations: Northern Ireland

    9. Investigatory powers

      1. 22.Appointment of temporary Judicial Commissioners

      2. 23.Time limits in relation to urgent warrants etc under Investigatory Powers Act

    10. Fingerprints and DNA profiles

      1. 24.Extension of time limits for retention of fingerprints and DNA profiles

    11. Food supply

      1. 25.Power to require information relating to food supply chains

      2. 26.Authorities which may require information

      3. 27.Restrictions on use and disclosure of information

      4. 28.Enforcement of requirement to provide information

      5. 29.Meaning of “food supply chain” and related expressions

    12. Inquests

      1. 30.Suspension of requirement to hold inquest with jury: England and Wales

      2. 31.Suspension of requirement to hold inquest with jury: Northern Ireland

      3. 32.Deaths in custody from natural illness: Northern Ireland

    13. Disclosure: Wales

      1. 33.Disapplication etc by Welsh Ministers of DBS provisions

    14. Disclosure: Scotland

      1. 34.Temporary disapplication of disclosure offences: Scotland

      2. 35.Power to reclassify certain disclosure requests: Scotland

    15. Vaccinations: Scotland

      1. 36.Vaccination and immunisation: Scotland

    16. Schools, childcare providers etc

      1. 37.Temporary closure of educational institutions and childcare premises

      2. 38.Temporary continuity: education, training and childcare

    17. Statutory sick pay

      1. 39.Statutory sick pay: funding of employers’ liabilities

      2. 40.Statutory sick pay: power to disapply waiting period limitation

      3. 41.Statutory sick pay: modification of regulation making powers

      4. 42.Statutory sick pay: funding of employers’ liabilities: Northern Ireland

      5. 43.Statutory sick pay: power to disapply waiting period limitation: Northern Ireland

      6. 44.Statutory sick pay: modification of regulation making powers: Northern Ireland

    18. Pensions

      1. 45.NHS pension schemes: suspension of restrictions on return to work: England and Wales

      2. 46.NHS pension schemes: suspension of restrictions on return to work: Scotland

      3. 47.Health and social care pension schemes: suspension of restrictions on return to work: Northern Ireland

    19. Protection of public health

      1. 48.Powers to act for the protection of public health: Northern Ireland

      2. 49.Health protection regulations: Scotland

    20. Power to suspend port operations

      1. 50.Power to suspend port operations

    21. Powers relating to potentially infectious persons

      1. 51.Powers relating to potentially infectious persons

    22. Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises

      1. 52.Powers to issue directions relating to events, gatherings and premises

    23. Courts and tribunals: use of video and audio technology

      1. 53.Expansion of availability of live links in criminal proceedings

      2. 54.Expansion of availability of live links in other criminal hearings

      3. 55.Public participation in proceedings conducted by video or audio

      4. 56.Live links in magistrates’ court appeals against requirements or restrictions imposed on a potentially infectious person

      5. 57.Use of live links in legal proceedings: Northern Ireland

    24. Powers in relation to bodies

      1. 58.Powers in relation to transportation, storage and disposal of dead bodies etc

    25. Postponement of elections, referendums, recall petitions and canvass

      1. 59.Elections and referendums due to be held in England in period after 15 March 2020

      2. 60.Postponement of elections due to be held on 7 May 2020

      3. 61.Power to postpone certain other elections and referendums

      4. 62.Power to postpone a recall petition under the Recall of MPs Act 2015

      5. 63.Power to make supplementary etc provision

      6. 64.Northern Ireland: timing of canvass and Assembly by-elections

    26. Postponement of elections: Wales

      1. 65.Elections due to be held in Wales in period after 15 March 2020

      2. 66.Postponement of National Assembly for Wales elections for constituency vacancies

      3. 67.Power to postpone local authority elections in Wales for casual vacancies

      4. 68.Power to make supplementary etc provision

    27. Postponement of elections: Scotland

      1. 69.Postponement of Scottish Parliament elections for constituency vacancies

      2. 70.Postponement of local authority elections in Scotland for casual vacancies

    28. Other administrative requirements

      1. 71.Signatures of Treasury Commissioners

    29. National Insurance Contributions

      1. 72.Power under section 143 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992

      2. 73.Power under section 145 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992

      3. 74.Power under section 5 of the National Insurance Contributions Act 2014

    30. Financial assistance for industry

      1. 75.Disapplication of limit under section 8 of the Industrial Development Act 1982

    31. HMRC functions

      1. 76.HMRC functions

    32. Up-rating of working tax credit etc

      1. 77.Up-rating of working tax credit etc

    33. Local authority meetings

      1. 78.Local authority meetings

    34. Business improvement districts

      1. 79.Extension of BID arrangements: England

      2. 80.Extension of BID arrangements: Northern Ireland

    35. Residential tenancies: protection from eviction

      1. 81.Residential tenancies in England and Wales: protection from eviction

    36. Business tenancies: protection from forfeiture etc

      1. 82.Business tenancies in England and Wales: protection from forfeiture etc

      2. 83.Business tenancies in Northern Ireland: protection from forfeiture etc

    37. General Synod of the Church of England

      1. 84.Postponement of General Synod elections

  3. PART 2 Final provisions

    1. 85.Interpretation

    2. 86.Financial provision

    3. 87.Commencement

    4. 88.Power to suspend and revive provisions of this Act

    5. 89.Expiry

    6. 90.Power to alter expiry date

    7. 91.Power to amend Act in consequence of amendments to subordinate legislation

    8. 92.Power to make consequential modifications

    9. 93.Procedure for certain regulations made by a Minister of the Crown

    10. 94.Procedure for certain regulations made by the Welsh Ministers

    11. 95.Procedure for certain regulations made by the Scottish Ministers

    12. 96.Procedure for certain orders made by a Northern Ireland department

    13. 97.Reports by Secretary of State on status of non-devolved provisions of this Act

    14. 98.Six-month parliamentary review

    15. 99.Parliamentary consideration of status of non-devolved provisions of this Act

    16. 100.Extent

    17. 101.Extension to the Isle of Man

    18. 102.Short title

  4. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Emergency registration of nurses and other health and care professionals

      1. 1.Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001

      2. 2.Health Professions Order 2001

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners: Wales

      1. 1.Temporary exception to rule requiring listing in order to perform primary medical services

      2. 2.Modification of General Medical Services Contracts Regulations 2004

      3. 3.Power to modify Schedule

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners: Scotland

      1. 1.National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Performers Lists) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

      2. 2.National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2018

      3. 3.National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Arrangements) (Scotland) Regulations 2018

      4. 4.Power to modify Schedule

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Emergency registration of pharmaceutical chemists and extension of prescribing powers: Northern Ireland

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Emergency registration of pharmaceutical chemists

      3. 3.After Article 8D insert— Temporary registration in the register of...

      4. 4.In Article 9(2) (maintenance of the register), at the end...

      5. 5.At the end of Article 9 (the registrar and registers)...

      6. 6.Emergency extension of prescribing powers for pharmaceutical chemists

      7. 7.Appeals

      8. 8.Power to require disclosure of information

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Emergency registration of social workers: England and Wales

      1. 1.Social Workers Regulations 2018

      2. 2.Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Temporary registration of social workers: Scotland

      1. 1.Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

      2. 2.Social workers and social service workers in care services

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Emergency volunteering leave

      1. PART 1 Entitlement to emergency volunteering leave

        1. 1.Entitlement to emergency volunteering leave

        2. 2.Meaning of “volunteering period”

        3. 3.Exceptions to entitlement to emergency volunteering leave

        4. 4.Meaning of “appropriate authority”

      2. PART 2 Effect of taking emergency volunteering leave

        1. 5.Application of terms and conditions of employment

        2. 6.Right to return

        3. 7.Pension rights

      3. PART 3 Modifications of Employment Rights Act 1996

        1. 8.The Employment Rights Act 1996 (“the 1996 Act”) has effect...

        2. 9.The 1996 Act has effect as if after section 47G...

        3. 10.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 48...

        4. 11.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 49...

        5. 12.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 88...

        6. 13.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 89...

        7. 14.The 1996 Act has effect as if after section 104G...

        8. 15.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 105...

        9. 16.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 108(3)...

        10. 17.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 124(1A)...

        11. 18.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 203(1)(a)...

      4. PART 4 Modifications of Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

        1. 19.The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1919 (N.I....

        2. 20.The 1996 Order has effect as if after Article 70F...

        3. 21.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 71...

        4. 22.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 72...

        5. 23.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 120...

        6. 24.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 121...

        7. 25.The 1996 Order has effect as if after Article 135F...

        8. 26.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 137...

        9. 27.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 140(3)...

        10. 28.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 158(1A)...

        11. 29.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 245(1)(a)...

      5. PART 5 General

        1. 30.Application of this Schedule to agency workers

        2. 31.Interpretation

        3. 32.Regulations

        4. 33.(1) Regulations made by the Secretary of State under this...

        5. 34.(1) Regulations made by the Department for the Economy in...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Mental health: England and Wales

      1. PART 1 Introductory provision etc

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Forms

      2. PART 2 Modifications of the Mental Health Act 1983 and related provision

        1. 3.Applications for compulsory admission to hospital for assessment or treatment

        2. 4.Applications for compulsory admission of patients already in hospital

        3. 5.Period of remand to hospital

        4. 6.Court orders for the detention of accused or convicted persons in hospital

        5. 7.Directions for the transfer of prisoners to hospital

        6. 8.Conveyance of accused or convicted persons to hospital

        7. 9.Administration of medicine to persons liable to detention in hospital

        8. 10.Detention in place of safety

        9. 11.Constitution and proceedings of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales

        10. 12.(1) The Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales Rules 2008...

        11. 13.(1) If the President of the Tribunal is temporarily unable...

      3. PART 3 Transitional provision

        1. 14.Paragraph 4(2) or (3), 8(3) or 10 continues to apply...

        2. 15.Where, by virtue of paragraph 5, a person has been...

        3. 16.(1) Paragraph 8(1) continues to apply after the end of...

        4. 17.Paragraph 11(3) to (6) continues to apply after the end...

        5. 18.Paragraph 12 continues to apply after the end of a...

        6. 19.Paragraph 13 continues to apply after the end of a...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Mental health: Scotland

      1. PART 1 Introductory provision etc

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Forms

      2. PART 2 Modifications of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

        1. 3.Emergency detention

        2. 4.Short-term detention certificates

        3. 5.Compulsory treatment orders

        4. 6.Transfer for treatment directions

        5. 7.Nurse’s power to detain pending medical examination

        6. 8.Admission to hospital

        7. 9.Suspension of requirements to review orders and directions authorising detention

        8. 10.Administration of medicine

        9. 11.Constitution of Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland

      3. PART 3 Modifications of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

        1. 12.Assessment orders: extension

        2. 13.Court orders authorising detention

        3. 14.Admission to hospital

      4. PART 4 Modifications of subordinate legislation

        1. 15.The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (Practice and Procedure) (No. 2) Rules 2005 (SSI 2005/519)

        2. 16.The Mental Health (Conflict of Interest) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/174)

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Mental health: Northern Ireland

      1. PART 1 Introductory provision etc

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Prescribed forms

      2. PART 2 Modifications of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

        1. 3.Applications for compulsory admission to hospital for assessment

        2. 4.Medical recommendation

        3. 5.Applications for compulsory admission for assessment in respect of patients already in hospital

        4. 6.The assessment period

        5. 7.Rectification of applications, recommendations and reports

        6. 8.Detention for treatment

        7. 9.Periods of remand to hospital

        8. 10.Required medical evidence for remand to hospital, hospital or guardianship order, interim hospital order, determinations of question of fitness to be tried or finding of not guilty on ground of insanity

        9. 11.Required medical evidence for hospital order in respect of certain other detained persons in their absence

        10. 12.Directions for the transfer of prisoners etc to hospital

        11. 13.Conveyance of accused or convicted persons to hospital

        12. 14.Designation of, and admission of persons to, different hospitals in pursuance of hospital orders

        13. 15.Code of practice

      3. PART 3 Transitional provision

        1. 16.Paragraph 5, 6, 7 or 13(3) continues to apply after...

        2. 17.Where, by virtue of paragraph 9, a person has been...

        3. 18.(1) Paragraph 13(1) or 14(4) continues to apply after the...

      4. PART 4 Review of operation of certain provisions of this Schedule

        1. 19.(1) Each HSC trust must maintain a record of each...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Mental capacity: Northern Ireland

      1. PART 1 Introductory provision etc

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Prescribed forms

      2. PART 2 Modifications of the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

        1. 3.Proceedings of panels constituted to decide applications

        2. 4.Time limit for panel’s decisions regarding authorisations of certain serious interventions

        3. 5.Interim authorisations by panels of certain serious interventions

        4. 6.Report authorising short-term detention in hospital for examination etc

        5. 7.Paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 (person making report under paragraph...

        6. 8.Consultation required before such a report is made

        7. 9.Extension by panel of period of authorisation

        8. 10.Additional notification requirements for panels

        9. 11.Period of detention in place of safety

        10. 12.Periods of remand to hospital

        11. 13.Required medical evidence for court to be satisfied treatment condition is met in relation to remand to hospital

        12. 14.Required medical evidence for public protection orders, interim detention orders, determinations of question of fitness to be tried or findings of not guilty on ground of insanity

        13. 15.Required medical evidence for hospital directions

        14. 16.Extension reports in relation to public protection orders without restrictions

        15. 17.Required medical evidence for directions for the transfer of prisoners etc to hospital

        16. 18.Admission of person subject to hospital transfer direction to hospital

        17. 19.Code of practice

      3. PART 3 Transitional provision

        1. 20.Paragraph 5, 9, 11 or 18 continues to apply after...

        2. 21.Where, by virtue of paragraph 12 an accused person has...

      4. PART 4 Review of operation of certain provisions of this Schedule

        1. 22.(1) Each HSC trust must maintain a record of each...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Local authority care and support

      1. PART 1 Powers and duties of local authorities in England

        1. 1.Introductory

        2. 2.Assessing needs for care and support

        3. 3.Assessment of financial resources

        4. 4.Duties and powers to meet needs for care and support

        5. 5.Section 19 of CA 2014 (power to meet needs for...

        6. 6.In section 20 of CA 2014 (duty and power to...

        7. 7.(1) For the purposes of sections 18(6) and 20(9) of...

        8. 8.A local authority does not have to comply with any...

        9. 9.Section 62 of CA 2014 (power to meet child’s carer’s...

        10. 10.Charging for meeting needs during emergency period

        11. 11.Care and support plans etc

        12. 12.Continuity of care and support when person moves

        13. 13.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) paragraph 12 has had...

        14. 14.Discharge of hospital patients with care and support needs

        15. 15.Transition for children to adult care and support

        16. 16.Duties arising before commencement

        17. 17.Period within which assessments may be carried out

        18. 18.Guidance

      2. PART 2 Powers and duties of local authorities in Wales

        1. 19.Introductory

        2. 20.Assessing needs for care and support

        3. 21.In the case of any carer who is an adult,...

        4. 22.(1) This paragraph applies in the case of any adult...

        5. 23.Nothing in paragraph 20, 21 or 22 prevents a local...

        6. 24.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where— (a) paragraph 20, 21 or...

        7. 25.Duty to carry out financial assessment

        8. 26.Duties to meet needs for care and support

        9. 27.Section 40 of SSW(W)A 2014 (duty to meet support needs...

        10. 28.(1) For the purpose of determining whether the duty imposed...

        11. 29.In the case of any adult (including an adult who...

        12. 30.Charging for meeting needs during emergency period

        13. 31.Care and support plans etc

        14. 32.Portability of care and support

        15. 33.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) paragraph 32 has had...

        16. 34.Duties arising before commencement

        17. 35.Guidance

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      Registration of deaths and still-births

      1. PART 1 England and Wales

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Information concerning deaths: England and Wales

        3. 3.Giving information other than in person and dispensing with signing the register

        4. 4.Medical certificates of cause of death

        5. 5.Delivery of documents by alternative methods

        6. 6.Further modifications of the principal 1987 Regulations

        7. 7.Notification of death to coroner

        8. 8.Transitional provision

        9. 9.(1) This paragraph applies where, during any period for which...

      2. PART 2 Scotland

        1. 10.Interpretation

        2. 11.Information concerning deaths

        3. 12.Giving information other than in person

        4. 13.Delivery of documents by alternative methods

        5. 14.Guidance

        6. 15.Transitional provision

        7. 16.(1) This paragraph applies where, during any period for which...

      3. PART 3 Northern Ireland

        1. 17.Interpretation

        2. 18.Giving certificate of cause of still-birth directly

        3. 19.In accordance with paragraph 18, Form 10 has effect as...

        4. 20.Giving certificate of notice of still-birth directly

        5. 21.Giving information to the registrar other than in person and dispensing with signing the register

        6. 22.In accordance with paragraph 21— (a) Form 2 has effect...

        7. 23.Signing of certificates of cause of death

        8. 24.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a person dies as...

        9. 25.Where B or C proposes to sign a certificate under...

        10. 26.Where C signs a certificate under Article 25(2) in reliance...

        11. 27.Giving certificate of cause of death directly

        12. 28.In accordance with paragraph 27— (a) Article 22 has effect...

        13. 29.Giving certificate of registration, or written notice, of death directly

        14. 30.Transitional provision

    14. SCHEDULE 14

      Review of medical certificates of cause of death and cremations: Scotland

      1. PART 1 Review of medical certificates of cause of death

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Power to suspend review of certain medical certificates of cause of death

        3. 3.Effect of direction on existing reviews referred under section 24A of the 1965 Act

        4. 4.Effect of direction on existing reviews made by application under section 4(1) of the 2011 Act

        5. 5.Automatic referral of medical certificates of the cause of death to procurator fiscal

      2. PART 2 Cremations

        1. 6.Interpretation

        2. 7.Application

        3. 8.Suspension of offence relating to signing of declaration

        4. 9.Suspension of provisions relating to collection of ashes

        5. 10.Retention of ashes during period provisions are suspended

        6. 11.Resumption of duties in relation to retained ashes after revocation

        7. 12.Suspension of local authority duty to make enquiries as to surviving relatives

    15. SCHEDULE 15

      Information relating to food supply chains: financial penalties

      1. 1.Notice of intent

      2. 2.Amount of penalty

      3. 3.Right to make representations

      4. 4.Final notice

      5. 5.Late payment

      6. 6.Withdrawal or amendment of notice

      7. 7.Appeals

      8. 8.Enforcement

    16. SCHEDULE 16

      Temporary closure of educational institutions and childcare premises

      1. PART 1 England and Wales

        1. 1.Schools, 16 to 19 Academies, further and higher education providers

        2. 2.Registered childcare providers

        3. 3.Effect of temporary closure directions on other provisions

        4. 4.Authorisations

        5. 5.Publication, duration and guidance

      2. PART 2 Scotland

        1. 6.Interpretation

        2. 7.Duty to have regard to public health advice

        3. 8.Closure of schools etc and further and higher education institutions

        4. 9.Effect of educational closure direction on other provisions

        5. 10.School boarding accommodation

        6. 11.Student accommodation

        7. 12.Compliance and enforcement

        8. 13.Publication and duration of directions

      3. PART 3 Northern Ireland

        1. 14.Schools

        2. 15.Institutions of further and higher education

        3. 16.Childcare providers

    17. SCHEDULE 17

      Temporary continuity directions etc: education, training and childcare

      1. PART 1 England and Wales

        1. 1.Temporary continuity directions: England

        2. 2.Temporary continuity directions: Wales

        3. 3.Temporary continuity directions: authorisations

        4. 4.Publication, duration and guidance in relation to temporary continuity directions

        5. 5.Notices temporarily removing or relaxing statutory provisions etc: England

        6. 6.(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations amend the...

        7. 7.Notices temporarily removing or relaxing statutory provisions: Wales

        8. 8.(1) The Welsh Ministers may by regulations amend the list...

      2. PART 2 Scotland

        1. 9.Interpretation

        2. 10.Duty to have regard to public health advice

        3. 11.Continuing operation of educational establishments

        4. 12.Compliance and enforcement

        5. 13.Publication, duration and review of directions

      3. PART 3 Northern Ireland

        1. 14.Temporary continuity directions

        2. 15.(1) The Department may give a temporary continuity direction that...

        3. 16.(1) The Department may give a temporary continuity direction that...

        4. 17.Notices temporarily removing or relaxing education duties

    18. SCHEDULE 18

      Powers to act for the protection of public health: Northern Ireland

    19. SCHEDULE 19

      Health protection regulations: Scotland

      1. 1.Health protection regulations

      2. 2.Restrictions on power to make regulations under paragraph 1

      3. 3.Medical treatment

      4. 4.Special restrictions and requirements

      5. 5.Health protection regulations: supplementary

      6. 6.Health protection regulations: procedure

    20. SCHEDULE 20

      Power to suspend port operations

      1. 1.Power to give direction to suspend relevant port operations

      2. 2.Duration of suspension period

      3. 3.Power to give consequential direction

      4. 4.Supplementary provisions

      5. 5.The Secretary of State may at any time revoke a...

      6. 6.Offences

      7. 7.Interpretation

      8. 8.The provisions of this Schedule bind the Crown.

    21. SCHEDULE 21

      Powers relating to potentially infectious persons

      1. PART 1 Overview and interpretation

        1. 1.Overview

        2. 2.Potentially infectious persons

        3. 3.Other definitions

      2. PART 2 Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in England

        1. 4.Declarations of risks of coronavirus in England

        2. 5.In this Part of this Schedule, “transmission control period” means...

        3. 6.Powers to direct or remove persons to a place suitable for screening and assessment

        4. 7.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period—...

        5. 8.Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: public health officers

        6. 9.(1) A public health officer may require the person referred...

        7. 10.(1) A public health officer may— (a) require the person...

        8. 11.(1) If a public health officer considers it appropriate for...

        9. 12.Where the powers in paragraph 6, 7 or 11 are...

        10. 13.Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: constables and immigration officers

        11. 14.Powers exercisable after assessment

        12. 15.(1) The period specified in relation to a requirement referred...

        13. 16.Where a person is required to remain at a place...

        14. 17.(1) A person on whom a requirement or restriction is...

        15. 18.Children

        16. 19.Formalities

        17. 20.Ancillary powers

        18. 21.Guidance and advice

        19. 22.End of transmission control period

        20. 23.Offences

        21. 24.Revocation of regulations

      3. PART 3 Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in Scotland

        1. 25.Declarations of risks of coronavirus in Scotland

        2. 26.In this Part of this Schedule, “transmission control period” means...

        3. 27.Powers to direct or remove persons to a place suitable for screening and assessment

        4. 28.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period—...

        5. 29.Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: public health officers

        6. 30.(1) A public health officer may require the person referred...

        7. 31.(1) A public health officer may— (a) require the person...

        8. 32.(1) If a public health officer considers it appropriate for...

        9. 33.Where the powers in paragraph 27, 28 or 32 are...

        10. 34.Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: constables and immigration officers

        11. 35.Powers exercisable after assessment

        12. 36.(1) The period specified in relation to a requirement referred...

        13. 37.Where a person is required to remain at a place...

        14. 38.(1) A person on whom a requirement or restriction is...

        15. 39.The Scottish Ministers may compensate any person on whom a...

        16. 40.Children

        17. 41.Formalities

        18. 42.Ancillary powers

        19. 43.Guidance and advice

        20. 44.End of transmission control period

        21. 45.Offences

        22. 46.Modifications of Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

        23. 47.Constables

      4. PART 4 Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in Wales

        1. 48.Declarations of risks of coronavirus in Wales

        2. 49.In this Part of this Schedule, “transmission control period” means...

        3. 50.Powers to direct or remove persons to a place suitable for screening and assessment

        4. 51.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period—...

        5. 52.Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: public health officers

        6. 53.(1) A public health officer may require the person referred...

        7. 54.(1) A public health officer may— (a) require the person...

        8. 55.(1) If a public health officer considers it appropriate for...

        9. 56.Where the powers in paragraph 50, 51 or 55 are...

        10. 57.Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: constables and immigration officers

        11. 58.Powers exercisable after assessment

        12. 59.(1) The period specified in relation to a requirement referred...

        13. 60.Where a person is required to remain at a place...

        14. 61.(1) A person on whom a requirement or restriction is...

        15. 62.Children

        16. 63.Formalities

        17. 64.Ancillary powers

        18. 65.Guidance and advice

        19. 66.End of transmission control period

        20. 67.Offences

        21. 68.Revocation of regulations

      5. PART 5 Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in Northern Ireland

        1. 69.Declarations of risks of coronavirus in Northern Ireland

        2. 70.In this Part of this Schedule, “transmission control period” means...

        3. 71.Powers to direct or remove persons to a place suitable for screening and assessment

        4. 72.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period—...

        5. 73.Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: public health officers

        6. 74.(1) A public health officer may require the person referred...

        7. 75.(1) A public health officer may— (a) require the person...

        8. 76.(1) If a public health officer considers it appropriate for...

        9. 77.Where the powers in paragraph 71, 72 or 76 are...

        10. 78.Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: constables and immigration officers

        11. 79.Powers exercisable after assessment

        12. 80.(1) The period specified in relation to a requirement referred...

        13. 81.Where a person is required to remain at a place...

        14. 82.(1) A person on whom a requirement or restriction is...

        15. 83.Children

        16. 84.Formalities

        17. 85.Ancillary powers

        18. 86.Guidance and advice

        19. 87.End of transmission control period

        20. 88.Offences

        21. 89.Supplementary interpretation

    22. SCHEDULE 22

      Powers to issue directions relating to events, gatherings and premises

      1. PART 1 General

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Disapplication to the Parliamentary Estate

      2. PART 2 Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in England

        1. 3.Declaration of threat to public health in England due to coronavirus

        2. 4.In this Part of this Schedule, “public health response period”...

        3. 5.Power to prohibit or otherwise restrict events or gatherings in England

        4. 6.Power to close premises in England or impose restrictions on persons entering or remaining in them

        5. 7.Variations and revocations

        6. 8.Procedure

        7. 9.Offences

        8. 10.(1) If an offence under paragraph 9 committed by a...

        9. 11.Enforcement and prosecutions

        10. 12.End of public health response period

      3. PART 3 Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in Scotland

        1. 13.Declaration of threat to public health in Scotland due to coronavirus

        2. 14.In this Part of this Schedule, “public health response period”...

        3. 15.Power to prohibit or otherwise restrict events or gatherings in Scotland

        4. 16.Power to close premises in Scotland or impose restrictions on persons entering or remaining in them

        5. 17.Variations and revocations

        6. 18.Procedure

        7. 19.Enforcement

        8. 20.Constables

        9. 21.Offences

        10. 22.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where— (a) an offence under paragraph...

        11. 23.Compensation

        12. 24.End of public health response period

        13. 25.Review

      4. PART 4 Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in Wales

        1. 26.Declaration of threat to public health in Wales due to coronavirus

        2. 27.In this Part of this Schedule, “public health response period”...

        3. 28.Power to prohibit or otherwise restrict events or gatherings in Wales

        4. 29.Power to close premises in Wales or impose restrictions on persons entering or remaining in them

        5. 30.Variations and revocations

        6. 31.Procedure

        7. 32.Offences

        8. 33.(1) If an offence under paragraph 32 committed by a...

        9. 34.Enforcement and prosecutions

        10. 35.Compensation

        11. 36.End of public health response period

      5. PART 5 Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in Northern Ireland

        1. 37.Declaration of threat to public health in Northern Ireland due to coronavirus

        2. 38.In this Part of this Schedule— “Executive Office” means the...

        3. 39.Power to prohibit or otherwise restrict events or gatherings in Northern Ireland

        4. 40.Power to close premises in Northern Ireland or impose restrictions on persons entering or remaining in them

        5. 41.Variations and revocations

        6. 42.Procedure

        7. 43.Enforcement

        8. 44.Offences

        9. 45.(1) If an offence under paragraph 44 committed by a...

        10. 46.Compensation

        11. 47.End of public health response period

    23. SCHEDULE 23

      Live links in criminal proceedings

      1. PART 1 Expansion of powers under the Criminal Justice Act 2003

        1. 1.Introduction

        2. 2.Live links in criminal proceedings

        3. 3.Magistrates’ courts permitted to sit at other locations

        4. 4.Requirement to attend at court, holding proceedings in court etc

        5. 5.Warning to jury

        6. 6.Rules of court

        7. 7.Interpretation

        8. 8.Safeguards

      2. PART 2 Other modifications

        1. 9.Criminal Appeal Act 1968

        2. 10.Criminal Justice Act 1988

    24. SCHEDULE 24

      Live links in other criminal hearings

      1. PART 1 Expansion of powers under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998

        1. 1.Introduction

        2. 2.Interpretation etc

        3. 3.Expansion of availability of live links at preliminary hearings

        4. 4.Use of live link in sentencing hearings

        5. 5.Use of live link in certain enforcement hearings

        6. 6.Requirement to attend at court, holding proceedings in court etc

        7. 7.Prohibitions and limitations on use of live links

      2. PART 2 Expansion of powers under the Extradition Act 2003

        1. 8.The Extradition Act 2003 has effect as if amended in...

        2. 9.(1) Section 206A has effect as if amended as follows....

        3. 10.(1) Section 206C has effect as if amended as follows....

      3. PART 3 Other modifications

        1. 11.Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

        2. 12.Prosecution of Offences Act 1985

        3. 13.Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

    25. SCHEDULE 25

      Public participation in proceedings conducted by video or audio

      1. 1.Criminal, civil and family proceedings

      2. 2.First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal

    26. SCHEDULE 26

      Live links in certain magistrates’ court proceedings

    27. SCHEDULE 27

      Use of live links in legal proceedings: Northern Ireland

      1. PART 1 Powers of courts and tribunals to direct use of live links

        1. 1.Proceedings to which this Part of this Schedule applies

        2. 2.Power to give direction for participation by live link

        3. 3.Effect, and rescission, of directions

        4. 4.Meaning of references to participation in proceedings

        5. 5.Participation by persons outside the United Kingdom

        6. 6.Meaning of “live link”

        7. 7.Interpretation of this Part of this Schedule: general

      2. PART 2 Public participation in proceedings where live links used

        1. 8.The Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 has effect as if...

      3. PART 3 Availability of live links in certain magistrates’ court proceedings in Northern Ireland

        1. 9.The Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1675 (N.I....

    28. SCHEDULE 28

      Transportation, storage and disposal of dead bodies etc

      1. PART 1 Information about capacity

        1. 1.(1) A local authority may require a person to provide...

        2. 2.(1) The appropriate national authority may require a local authority...

        3. 3.(1) A duty or power to disclose information under this...

      2. PART 2 Directions and other measures to address lack of capacity

        1. 4.Designation where there is insufficient capacity to deal with dead bodies etc

        2. 5.Directions to do things calculated to facilitate dealing with dead bodies etc

        3. 6.Power of ministers etc to step in

        4. 7.Appropriate national authority directions to prevail

        5. 8.Compensation where directions given

        6. 9.Guidance

        7. 10.General provisions about directions and schemes

        8. 11.Procedure

      3. PART 3 Power to direct local authorities etc

        1. 12.(1) This paragraph applies if the appropriate national authority considers...

      4. PART 4 Deceased’s wishes etc

        1. 13.(1) In carrying out functions under this Schedule, local authorities...

      5. PART 5 Interpretation

        1. 14.In this Schedule— “the appropriate national authority” means— in relation...

    29. SCHEDULE 29

      Residential tenancies in England and Wales: protection from eviction

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Rent Act 1977: protected tenancies and statutory tenancies

      3. 3.Secure tenancies

      4. 4.Section 83ZA of the Housing Act 1985 (notice requirements in...

      5. 5.Flexible tenancies

      6. 6.Assured tenancies

      7. 7.Assured shorthold tenancies

      8. 8.Introductory tenancies

      9. 9.Demoted tenancies

      10. 10.Consequential modifications in relation to prescribed forms

      11. 11.The Schedule to the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms)...

      12. 12.(1) The Schedule to the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies...

      13. 13.Power to alter three month notice periods

      14. 14.Regulations under this Schedule

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