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The latest laws came into force on Saturday, mostly one minute after midnight, but pubs are not allowed to reopen until 6 a.m.

They apply to England and “territorial waters adjacent to England only”.

Previous versions of this law have been replaced by the 2020 Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (No. 2) (England).

From Saturday, people can meet in groups of up to 30 people, indoors or outdoors, and places like pubs can open.

Larger gatherings are prohibited with certain exceptions, including those organized by businesses – such as pubs, restaurants and cinemas – and charities, public or political bodies, as long as the organizer has performed a health and safety risk assessment, and that action has been taken. have been taken to prevent the risk of coronavirus transmission.

Meetings for work or education and training as well as for the fulfillment of legal obligations are allowed.

As before, social distancing advice is not written into law either, but the government has strongly encouraged people to continue following its instructions to keep two meters away, or one meter if they can take steps. additional precautionary measures such as wearing face masks, sitting side by side. side as opposed to facing, and wash your hands regularly.

There does not appear to be a legal obligation to provide names and contact details to site owners during your visit.

– And the rule of two households?

The current law that only people from two households can meet inside no longer applies.

But the government has urged the public to continue to follow advice accompanying meetings of up to six people outside or two households inside.

– Can I play cricket and football outside with friends or family?

Nothing in the new law prohibits people from playing cricket or football together.

Professor Chris Whitty told the Downing Street press conference on Friday that it might be possible to play safely from a distance, provided that participants take precautions, such as keeping the distance to avoid contact.

– Which places should remain closed?

Nightclubs and any other place that opens at night, has a dance floor or space for people dancing, playing live or recorded music for dancing, adult entertainment venues, casinos, and tracks bowling.

Conference centers and showrooms must remain closed for conferences or trade shows.

Also all beauty salons, including nail bars, tanning booths, spas, massage and tattoo parlors, body piercing companies and anyone providing cosmetic or wellness treatments.

But the hairdressers and barbers who offer these additional services can open, simply without offering beauty treatments.

– What else does the legislation say?

The Secretary of Health can now order the closure of any outdoor public place – such as parks or countryside – without having to include it in the law if there is a “serious and imminent threat to public health”.

He must consult the chief medical officer before doing so.

Although the decision is open to appeal only to the owners and occupants.

Once an outdoor area is designated as a restricted area, you can only enter it with a reasonable excuse – as stipulated by law and according to rules similar to the previous locking rules.

Local authorities will be responsible for informing people of the restriction. Officials will have to indicate what is the restricted area and for how long it is closed.

These decisions must be reviewed every seven days.

Yes, people can still be fined £ 100, reduced to £ 50 if paid within 14 days, to a maximum of £ 3,200 for repeat offenses or prosecuted.

Officers still have the power to disperse large groups and displace people from an area.

– How long will menstruation last?

The regulation expires after six months, unless it is repealed by the government earlier.

But the law requires Health Secretary Matt Hancock to end all restrictions and requirements as soon as they are no longer deemed necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

They must be examined every 28 days and the first examination must take place no later than July 31.

The government has released new local lockdown rules for Leicester that will take effect on Saturday.

Regulations state that all non-essential businesses must close and prohibit people from spending the night in another household.

The rules will be reviewed every two weeks, with the first review scheduled for July 18.


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