SI 2020/1217
6th November 2020
SI 2020/1218
9th November 2020

SI 2020/1200

SI 2020/1200. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 Comes into force 5th December.  These Regulations impose restrictions on the occasions on which a person can leave or be outside of the place where they are living and on gatherings. They also require the closure of a number of businesses, and impose restrictions on businesses.

Regulation 5 states that no person may leave or be outside of the place where they are living without reasonable excuse.

Regulation 6 lists exceptions to Regulation 5 which include:

  • buying goods or obtaining services from any business or service listed in Part 3 of the Schedule,
  • obtaining money from or depositing money with any business listed in the schedule
  • taking exercise outside in designated circumstances
  • visiting a public outdoor place for the purposes of open-air recreation in designated circumstances
  • collecting food, drink or other goods which have been ordered from a business, or to access goods or services which are provided, 
  • visiting a waste disposal or recycling centre.

Part 3 covers restrictions on gatherings

Part 4 covers closure of, and restrictions on, businesses

Regulation 15 covers restrictions on service of food and drink for consumption on the premises.

The Schedule lists businesses subject to restrictions or closure, or permitted to remain open:

  • Part 1 – Hospitality
  • Part 2 – Other businesses
  • Part 3 – Businesses permitted to remain open, which includes (47) dental services, opticians, audiology services, chiropody, chiropractors, osteopaths and other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health.