CORONA VIRUS ACT 2020 in force

Emergency laws to deal with the pandemic have been rushed through both Houses and were given Royal Assent earlier on Wednesday. 

Although poorly drafted, and not properly scrutinised, the Act has become law in what amounts to an emergency power.

We are updating the site shortly 0 but you should assume that all powers are in force from the Act, and that the arrest, dispersal and quarantine powers are now fully in force.

MPs voted to plan for a managed return to work on Tuesday 21 April, to deal with Budget legislation. The House of Commons had been due to break for Easter next week but concerns were raised about spreading the virus.

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