Statutory Instruments

2020 No. 719

Public Health, England

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Approved by both Houses of Parliament


9th July 2020

Laid before Parliament

10th July 2020

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2) and (3)

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 45C(1), (3)(c), (4)(d), 45F(2) and 45P of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984(1).

These Regulations are made in response to the serious and imminent threat to public health which is posed by the incidence and spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in England.

The Secretary of State considers that the restrictions and requirements imposed by these Regulations are proportionate to what they seek to achieve, which is a public health response to that threat.

In accordance with section 45R of that Act the Secretary of State is of the opinion that, by reason of urgency, it is necessary to make this instrument without a draft having been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

(2) This regulation and regulation 2(1), (2) and (3) come into force on 11th July 2020.

(3) Regulation 2(4) comes into force on 13th July 2020.

Amendment of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020

2.—(1) The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020(2) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 4(2)(b), omit “or outdoor”.

(3) In Schedule 2 (businesses subject to closure), for paragraph 12 substitute—

12.  Indoor swimming pools, including indoor facilities at water parks..

(4) In Schedule 2—

(a)omit paragraph 5,

(b)omit paragraph 6,

(c)omit paragraph 7,

(d)omit paragraph 8,

(e)omit paragraph 9,

(f)omit paragraph 10.

Matt Hancock

Secretary of State,

Department of Health and Social Care

9th July 2020


(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/684) to permit the following to open: outdoor swimming pools and water parks (from 11th July 2020); nail bars and salons, tanning booths and salons, spas and beauty salons, massage parlours, tattoo parlours, and body and skin piercing services (from 13th July 2020).

No impact assessment has been prepared for these Regulations.


1984 c. 22. Part 2A was inserted by section 129 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (c. 14).