27 April 2020
Changes to Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2020 passed on 24 April 2020 amend the parent Regulations contained in SR2020 No.55.
Regulation 4 is amended to remove the requirement to close burial grounds to members of the public. Regulation 4A is inserted to impose a duty on a person who is responsible for a burial ground to take all reasonable measures to ensure that a distance of at least two members is maintained between every person at the burial ground, except between members of the same household.
Regulation 5 is amended to include the need to visit a burial ground to pay respects to a member of the person’s household, family member or friend as a reasonable excuse for a person to leave the place where they are living. Regulation 5 is also amended to clarify the circumstances in which a person may leave the place where they are living to take exercise.