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The Health Protection (Notification) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

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Statutory Instruments

2020 No. 237

Public Health, England

The Health Protection (Notification) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Made

at 6.15 p.m. on 5th March 2020

Laid before Parliament

at 2.00 p.m. on 6th March 2020

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2)

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 45C(1), (2) and (3)(a), 45F(2)(a) and (b) and 45P(2) of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984(1).

The Secretary of State declares, in accordance with section 45Q(3) of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, that he is of the opinion that these Regulations do not contain any provision made by virtue of section 45C(3)(c) of that Act which imposes or enables the imposition of a special restriction or requirement or any other restriction or requirement which has or would have a significant effect on a person’s rights.

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Health Protection (Notification) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

(2) These Regulations come into force immediately after they are made.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to England only.

Amendments to the Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010

2.—(1) The Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010(2) are amended as follows.

(2) In Schedule 1 (Notifiable Diseases), at the appropriate place insert—

COVID-19.

(3) In Schedule 2 (Causative Agents), at the appropriate place insert—

SARS-CoV 2.

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

Nadine Dorries

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department of Health and Social Care

At 6.15 p.m. on 5th March 2020

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/659). They apply to England only. Regulation 2(2) adds COVID-19 to the list of notifiable diseases in Schedule 1. Regulation 2(3) adds SARS-CoV 2 to the list of causative agents in Schedule 2.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument because no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sector is foreseen.

(1)

1984 c. 22; sections 45C, 45F and 45P were inserted by section 129 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (c. 14).

(2)

S.I. 2010/659, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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