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Coronavirus Act 2020

What these notes do

These Explanatory Notes relate to the Coronavirus Act 2020 (c. 7) which received Royal Assent on 25 March 2020.

  • These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Department for Health and Social Care in order to assist the reader of the Act and to help inform debate on it. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by Parliament.
  • These Explanatory Notes explain what each part of the Act means in practice; provide background information on the development of policy; and provide additional information on how the Act affects existing legislation in this area.
  • These Explanatory Notes might best be read alongside the Act. They are not, and are not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Act.

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