The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020

2020No. 985 (W. 222)


The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2020

Made at 4.35 p.m. on11September2020

Laid before Senedd Cymru at 7.30 p.m. on11September2020

Coming into force14September2020

The Welsh Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 45C(1) and (3)(c), 45F(2) and 45P of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984( 1).

These Regulations are made in response to the serious and imminent threat to public health which is posed by the incidence and spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Wales.

The Welsh Ministers consider that the amendments made by these Regulations are proportionate to what they seek to achieve, which is a public health response to that threat.

In accordance with section 45R of that Act the Welsh Ministers are of the opinion that, by reason of urgency, it is necessary to make this instrument without a draft having been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, Senedd Cymru.

Title and coming into force

1. The title of these Regulations is the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2020 and they come into force on 14 September 2020.

Amendment of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020

2.—(1) The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020( 2) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2A, for paragraph (3) substitute—

“(3) Where households agree to be treated as an extended household—

(a) any reference in these Regulations (other than in this regulation and regulation 14(1)(b)(i)) to a “household” is to be read as including the households that have so agreed, and

(b) regulation 14 applies to a gathering consisting of persons from more than one household in an extended household as if, for paragraph (1), there were substituted—

“(1) A gathering in premises indoors may not, without reasonable excuse, consist of—

(a) more than 6 members of an extended household, not including any children under the age of 11;

(b) a person who is not a member of the extended household apart from—

(i) the carer of a member of the extended household, or

(ii) a person to whom a member of the extended household is providing care. “.”

(3) Omit regulation 11.

(4) After regulation 12A insert—

“Requirement to wear face covering in certain indoor public places

12B.—(1) A person (“P”) must wear a face covering in relevant indoor premises.

(2) But this is not required—

(a) where an exemption applies under paragraph (3);

(b) where P has a reasonable excuse not to wear a face covering, as to...

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