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The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2020

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

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

(2) In regulation 2(1), after sub-paragraph (n) insert—

(o)“care home” means premises at which a “care home service” within the meaning given by paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016(2) is provided;

(p)“hospice” means premises wholly or mainly used for the provision of palliative care to persons who are suffering from a progressive disease in its final stages, by or behalf of an establishment the primary function of which is the provision of such care;

(q)“secure accommodation” means premises at which a “secure accommodation service” within the meaning given by paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 is provided.

(3) In regulation 7(2)(a), for “2, 5 or 6” substitute “2 or 5”.

(4) In regulation 12(2A)—

(a)for the words before sub-paragraph (a) substitute “Measures that may be taken under paragraph (2) also include—”,

(b)in sub-paragraph (c), for “the Welsh Ministers or to a public health officer upon either’s request” substitute—

any of the following, upon their request—

(i)the Welsh Ministers,

(ii)a public health officer,

(iii)a person designated by the local authority in whose area the premises are located to process information for the purposes of contacting persons who may have been exposed to coronavirus.

(5) In regulation 14(2)—

(a)after sub-paragraph (ja), insert—

(jb)access educational services;,

(b)after sub-paragraph (p) insert—

(q)visit a person who is resident in a care home, hospice, or in secure accommodation.

(6) In regulation 14A(2), after sub-paragraph (e) insert—

(f)access educational services.

(7) After regulation 14A insert—

Restriction on organising certain unlicensed music events

14B.(1) No person may, without a reasonable excuse, be involved in organising a relevant unlicensed music event.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation “relevant unlicensed music event” means an event—

(a)which consists of more than 30 people,

(b)at which people are gathered in contravention of regulation 14(1) or 14A(1),

(c)at which music is played or performed for the purpose, or for purposes which include the purpose, of entertainment, and

(d)where the playing or performance of the music is—

(i)a licensable activity (within the meaning of the Licensing Act 2003(3)), and

(ii)not carried on under and in accordance with an authorisation (within the meaning given by section 136(5) of that Act).

(3) For the purposes of this regulation, a person is not involved in organising a relevant unlicensed music event if the person’s only involvement is, or would be, attending it.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (1), a reasonable excuse includes where the person has taken all reasonable measures to ensure that people were not gathered at the event in contravention of regulation 14(1) or 14A(1).

(8) In regulation 18, after paragraph (5) insert—

(5A) Where an enforcement officer has reasonable grounds for suspecting that a person is contravening, or is about to contravene, regulation 14B(1), the officer may—

(a)direct the person to follow such instructions as the officer considers necessary in order to stop or prevent the contravention;

(b)remove the person from the location or proposed location of the event which the officer suspects is being, or is about to be, organised in contravention of regulation 14B(1) (and the officer may use reasonable force to do so).

(9) In regulation 20—

(a)in paragraph (1)(b), for “14(1) or 14A(1)” substitute “14(1), 14A(1) or 14B(1)”,

(b)in paragraph (6), for “paragraph (1)” substitute “these Regulations”.

(10) In regulation 21—

(a)after paragraph (7) insert—

(7A) Where the notice is issued in respect of an alleged offence of contravening regulation 14B(1), the amount specified under paragraph (7)(c) must be £10,000 (and paragraphs (9) and (10) do not apply).;

(b)in paragraph (8), for “The” substitute “In any other case, the”;

(c)in paragraph (11), after “account” insert “, but no account is to be taken of any fixed penalty notice issued to that person in respect of an alleged offence of contravening regulation 14B(1)”.

(11) In Schedule 2, omit paragraph 6.

(12) In Schedule 4, after paragraph 44 insert—

45.  Casinos

(1)

S.I. 2020/725 (W. 162), as amended by the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/752 (W. 169)), the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/803 (W. 176)), the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/820 (W. 180)), the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/843 (W. 186)), the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/867 (W. 189)) and the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/884 (W. 195)).

(2)

2016 anaw. 2, as amended by S.I. 2017/1326 (W. 299) and S.I. 2018/195 (W. 44).

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