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


(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations require the closure of businesses selling food or drink for consumption on the premises, and businesses listed in Part 2 of Schedule 2, to protect against the risks to public health arising from coronavirus, except for limited permitted uses. Restrictions are imposed on businesses listed in Part 3 of Schedule 2, which are permitted to remain open. The Regulations also prohibit anyone leaving the place where they live without reasonable excuse, and ban public gatherings of more than two people. The closures and restrictions last until they are terminated by a direction given by the Secretary of State.

The need for these restrictions must be reviewed by the Secretary of State every 21 days, with the first review taking place by 15th April 2020.

No impact assessment has been prepared for these Regulations.