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[F1General interpretation] of Part 1E+W

This section has no associated Explanatory Memorandum

5.[F2(1)] In Part 1—

adult” means a person aged 18 or over;

child” means a person aged under 18;

close contact” means—

(a)

having face-to-face contact with someone at a distance of less than 1 metre,

(b)

spending more than 15 minutes within 2 metres of an individual, [F3or]

(c)

travelling in a car or other small vehicle with an individual or in close proximity to an individual on an aeroplane;

[F4“coronavirus” means severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2);

“coronavirus related research” has the meaning given in paragraph (4);]

F5...

P” means a person subject to the self-isolation requirement in [F6regulation 2A(2)(a), 2A(3)(a), [F7or 2B(2)]] [F8(as the case may be)];

[F9“PCR test” means a polymerase chain reaction test for coronavirus;]

“R” and “responsible adult” mean an adult who has—

(d)

custody or charge of a child for the time being, or

(e)

parental responsibility for a child within the meaning given in section 3 of the Children Act 1989.

[F10“relevant person” means—

(a)

the Secretary of State,

(b)

a person who is employed or engaged for the purposes of the health service (within the meaning of section 275 of the National Health Service Act 2006) in communicable disease control, or

(c)

a person employed or engaged by a local authority in communicable disease control;

“self-isolate” has the meaning given in regulation 2;]

[F11(2) For the purposes of this Part (other than regulation 4), references to a “local authority” include references to a county council.]

[F12(3) For the purposes of regulations 2A, 2B and 2C a notification or, as the case may be, advice has effect if given—

(a)orally (either in person or by telephone),

(b)by text message,

(c)by email, or

(d)by letter.

(4) “Coronavirus related research” means health research (within the meaning given in section 110(3) of the Care Act 2014) which—

(a)relates to the transmission, diagnosis or prevention of coronavirus, and

(b)is carried out by, or on behalf of, a person who has approval from an ethics review body to carry out that research.

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (4) “ethics review body” means—

(a)a research ethics committee recognised or established by the Health Research Authority under the Care Act 2014 (see section 109 of that Act), or

(b)a body appointed by any of the following for the purposes of assessing the ethics of research involving individuals—

(i)the Secretary of State;

(ii)the Secretary of State acting jointly with the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers or a Northern Ireland department;

(iii)an institution that is a research institution for the purposes of Chapter 4A of Part 7 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (see section 457 of that Act).]

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I1Reg. 5 in force at 28.9.2020, see reg. 1(2)

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