July 17th, 2020 by James Goudie KC

The Prime Minister has on 17 July 2020 announced that (1) Regulations will take effect on 18 July 2020 to provide local authorities in England with new powers to (i) close specific premises, (ii) shut outdoor public spaces, and (iii) cancel events; and (2: draft Regulations will be published next week setting out Central Government can intervene at a local level, by taking such actions as (I) closing whole sectors or types of premises in an area, (ii) introducing local “ stay at home “ orders preventing people entering or leaving an area, or (iii) reducing the size of gatherings.

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