Decision details

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No.4) Regulations 2020

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This decision expands on the executive decision granted on 21st May 2020 that sought approval for the use of Fixed Penalty Notices made under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.



The Leader is RESOLVED to:


Delegate the exercise of all functions under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No 2) Regulations 2020, The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No 3) Regulations 2020 and The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No 4) Regulations 2020 to the Assistant Director Housing, Health and Communities with immediate effect.


Reasons for the decision:

As Covid -19 cases continuing to rise across the UK, the government has imposed new measures to reduce transmission rates. District Councils have additional specific responsibilities under the new regulations to impose closures and restrictions on businesses that are not exempt from the regulations. These once again include the issuing of Prohibition Notices and Fixed Penalty Notices as an alternative to more formal legal proceedings.

This decision seeks to expand on existing delegated responsibilities and seeks consent for the use of Prohibition and Fixed Penalty Notices to allow authorised officers to take prompt action against businesses that refuse to comply with the Regulations.


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Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 16/11/2020

Date of decision: 16/11/2020

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