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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

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Statutory Instruments

2020 No. 846

Public Health, England

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Approved by both Houses of Parliament

Made

7th August 2020

Laid before Parliament

10th August 2020

Coming into force

8th August 2020

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 the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 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 on Gatherings) (North of England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 8th August 2020.

Amendment to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) Regulations 2020

2.—(1) The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) Regulations 2020(2) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2(1) (meaning of “the protected area” in Part 2) after sub-paragraph (m) insert—

(ma)the area of Preston City Council,.

Helen Whately

Minister of State,

Department of Health and Social Care

7th August 2020

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) Regulations 2020 to include the area of Preston City Council in the protected area for the purposes of Part 2 of those Regulations. That Part imposes restrictions on gatherings of two or more persons in private dwellings in the protected area, and imposes restrictions on other gatherings of more than 30 people in that area. It also imposes restrictions on persons who live in the protected area participating in gatherings of two or more persons in private dwellings outside of that area.

No impact assessment has been carried out for these Regulations.

(1)

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

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