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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement, application and interpretation

  3. 2.Revocation and saving

  4. 3.The emergency period and review of need for restrictions

  5. 4.Requirement to close premises and businesses during the emergency

  6. 5.Further restrictions and closures during the emergency period

  7. 6.Restrictions on movement

  8. 7.Restrictions on gatherings

  9. 7A.Linked households

  10. 8.Enforcement of requirement

  11. 9.Offences and penalties

  12. 10.Fixed penalty notices

  13. 11.Prosecutions

  14. 12.Expiry

  15. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Underlying Medical Conditions

      1. 1.Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary...

      2. 2.Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure.

      3. 3.Chronic kidney disease.

      4. 4.Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis.

      5. 5.Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease,...

      6. 6.Diabetes.

      7. 7.Problems with the spleen, such as sickle cell disease or...

      8. 8.A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such...

      9. 9.Being seriously overweight, with a body mass index of 40...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Businesses subject to restrictions or closure

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Restaurants, including restaurants and dining rooms in hotels or members'...

        2. 2.(1) Cafes, including workplace canteens (subject to sub-paragraph (2)), but...

        3. 3.Bars, including bars in hotels or members' clubs.

        4. 4.Public houses.

      2. PART 2

        1. 5.Cinemas , except for drive-in cinemas.

        2. 6.Theatres.

        3. 7.Nightclubs.

        4. 8.Bingo halls.

        5. 9.Concert halls.

        6. 10.Museums and galleries but not including retail galleries, where the...

        7. 11.Casinos.

        8. 12.Betting shops.

        9. 13.Spas.

        10. 14.Nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers.

        11. 15.Massage parlours.

        12. 16.Tattoo and piercing parlours.

        13. 17.Skating rinks.

        14. 18.Indoor fitness studios, gyms, swimming pools, bowling alleys, amusement arcades...

        15. 19.Funfairs (whether outdoors or indoors) , theme parks and adventure...

        16. 20.Playgrounds, indoor sports courts , outdoor gyms and outdoor swimming...

        17. 21.Outdoor markets (except for livestock markets and stalls selling food)....

        18. 22.Car showrooms.

        19. 23.Auction Houses (except for livestock auctions) .

        20. 23A.Social clubs.

        21. 23B.Model villages.

        22. 23C.Indoor attractions (within the meaning given in paragraph 23E(2)) at...

        23. 23D.Visitor attractions at farms.

        24. 23E.(1) Indoor attractions at visitor attractions such as—

      3. PART 3

        1. 24.Food retailers, including food markets, supermarkets, convenience stores and corner...

        2. 25.Off licenses and licensed shops selling alcohol (including breweries).

        3. 26.Pharmacies (including non-dispensing pharmacies) and chemists.

        4. 27.Newsagents.

        5. 28.Homeware, building supplies and hardware stores.

        6. 29.Petrol stations.

        7. 30.Car repair and MOT services.

        8. 31.Bicycle shops.

        9. 32.Taxi or vehicle hire businesses.

        10. 33.The following businesses— (a) banks, (b) building societies,

        11. 34.Post offices.

        12. 35.Funeral directors.

        13. 36.Laundrettes and dry cleaners.

        14. 37.Dental services, opticians, audiology services, chiropody, chiropractors, osteopaths and other...

        15. 38.Veterinary surgeons and pet shops.

        16. 39.Agricultural supplies shop.

        17. 40.Storage and distribution facilities, including delivery drop off or collection...

        18. 41.Car parks.

        19. 42.Public toilets.

        20. 43.Garden centres.

        21. 44.Outdoor sports courts or amenities, including water sports, stables, shooting...

        22. 45.Outdoor markets.

        23. 46.Showrooms and other premises, including outdoor areas, used for the...

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