Statutory guidance: Local authority powers to impose restrictions under coronavirus regulations

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Department Of Health


This document provides guidance for local authorities in England on:

  • what the new regulations allow them to do and how they should exercise those powers
  • how those powers should be enforced
  • guidance for those affected by local authority directions
Published 17 July 2020
Last updated 10 December 2020 +show all updates

  1. The guidance has been revised to include new powers that enable all local authorities to take action against specific offences where premises are not operating in a COVID-secure manner, through issuing formal requests for rapid improvement. In addition, three template attachments have been added to the page.

  2. Added to ‘examples of premises which would form part of essential infrastructure’: ‘individual hospitality settings’ and ‘where safe and feasible, delivery takeaway options should be allowed to continue operating’.

  3. First published.

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