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Statutory Instruments

2020 No. 897

Public Health, England

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

Approved by both Houses of Parliament

Made

at 1.00 p.m. on 25th August 2020

Laid before Parliament

at 3.00 p.m. on 25th August 2020

Coming into force

26th 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 imposed by the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North of England) Regulations 2020(2), as amended 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.  These Regulations may be cited as the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North of England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and come into force on 26th August 2020.

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

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

(2) In regulation 2—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)omit sub-paragraph (j);

(ii)omit sub-paragraph (n).

James Bethell

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department of Health and Social Care

At 1.00 p.m. on 25th August 2020

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North of England) Regulations 2020 to remove the following areas from “the protected area” for the purposes of those Regulations:

(a)Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council;

(b)Rossendale Borough Council.

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).

(2)

S.I. 2020/828, as amended by S.I. 2020/846, 2020/865.