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COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Amendments to the Coronavirus, Restrictions Regulations published Published Date: 22/04/2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 came into force at 11am today and corrects errors in the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/350).

Changes to Regulation 6(1) now mean that it is prohibited to be outside of your home without a reasonable excuse, even if you left your home with one.  The Regulation as amended is (emphasis added):

6.—(1) During the emergency period, no person may leave or be outside of the place where they are living without reasonable excuse.

A further amendment to Regulation 6 (2) now allows a person to leave (or be outside of) their home to to visit a burial ground or garden of remembrance, to pay respects to a member of the person’s household, a family member or friend.