The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
Commencement: 25 April 2020
Amends: The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/353 (W. 80))
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/353 (W. 80)) list various types of businesses and organisations which are required to close to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, and those which are not required to close. The Regulations also define the restrictions which apply to individuals.
The Regulations make minor clarifications in relation to the Welsh Ministers’ powers to enable them to terminate particular restrictions as they apply to particular classes of businesses, people or areas within Wales (i.e. allowing the ‘lockdown’ to be lifted gradually in different areas or in relation to different classes of people or business).
A number of other clarifications are made including as follows:
- Livestock markets are included in the list of businesses which may stay open.
- Savings clubs, and undertakings which operate as currency exchange or money transfer or which cash cheques, are included in the list of businesses which may stay open.
- Burial grounds and gardens of remembrance do not need to close.
- Children and vulnerable adults are added to the list of vulnerable people.
- A person may leave their home to visit a burial ground or garden or remembrance.
Some enforcement powers are clarified, including provision that reasonable force may be used to enforce the requirements under the Regulations.
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