The UK Government passed the Health Protection Bill – (Coronavirus-Restrictions)(England) Regulations 2020 yesterday.
The Health Protection Bill is one that people should look at closely, as the restrictions that have been placed on our society, such as businesses to be closed is now law in the country. Only to be lifted by the Secretary of State, this is now life as we know it.
The Government will be reviewing this bill on the 16th April, and if the threat is still high, the lockdown will remain. Reviews will follow every three weeks until we are in a situation that allows for the lifting of restrictions, so the UK can return to normal life.
Although a testing time for everyone, these restrictions are in place to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is decreased across the UK.
The bill states that businesses and individuals that flout these restrictions and refuse to comply will face on the spot fines or prosecutions.
Our information is correct as of 27th March, and any updates will follow.
Cartwright King has lawyers in most areas of law, and the current information we are sharing is written by criminal and fraud lawyer Laura Smith of Cartwright King.