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COVID-19 News Summary

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A list of articles and links relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update this list asap when adding new articles.  Many thanks to all our contributors in bringing you the authored articles.

Licensing Issues: Priority courts to make sure justice is served  Published 27 March 2020

College of Policing guide to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020  Published 27 March 2020

Lockdown Regulations published.  Published 26 March

Coronavirus Act 2020 now in force and further updates to the Businesses and premises closures guidance Published 26 March

Taxi and Private Hire Licensing  Published 25 March 2020 (article by James Button)

Scottish Government issues guidance for business on COVID-19 social distancing and closures  Published 25 March 2020 (article by Stephen McGowan)

Remote licensing hearings are lawful Published 25 March 2020 (article by Philip Kolvin QC)

Guidance and advice for those providing hotel and other accommodation in the UK  Published 25 March 2020

Businesses and premises closures: guidance updated Published 25 March 2020

Taxis and PHVs – DfT advice Published 25 March 2020

MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020 to be extended  Published 25 March 2020

VE and VJ Day extensions shelved in light of COVID-19 restrictions  Published 24 March 2020

PM instructs Britain: 'you must stay at home' Published 23 March 2020

Virtual local authority meetings: Coronavirus Bill amended, ruling out uncertainty Published 23 March 2020

Premises Closures explained Published 23 March 2020

New regulations created by Secretary of State for business closure (COVID-19) will be enforced by local authorities Published 23 March 2020 

Regulations to enforce closure of premises Published 21 March 2020

FAQs for operators Published 21 March 2020

All UK bars and pubs to shut Published 20 March 2020

What licence is needed to deliver alcohol? Published 19 March 2020 (article by Charles Holland)

Lord Chief Justice urges hearings to continue remotely Published 19 March 2020

Licensing hearings during the coronavirus crisis Published 18 March 2020 (article by Gary Grant)

Can Hackney carriage and private hire drivers refuse to carry certain passengers through fear of infection? Published 18 March 2020 (article by James Button)

Institute of Licensing announcement re COVID-19 Published 17 March 2020