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Self-isolation regulations (and ‘close contact’)

Fiction: Groups of students and sections of the population can be detained for 14 days as a group in their halls or residence or apartment blocks under the new self-isolation regulations. Law: The ‘self-isolation’ restrictions came into force from 28 September 2020, although they relate only to tests conducted after that date, for 12 months.  …

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Face covering – some pretend law

Fiction: Everyone must now wear masks everywhere, except offices and outside, and controllers of premises can always insist they are worn. Law: From 24 Sept, the places in which face covering must be worn, and by whom, has greatly expanded. However, rarely understood but significant ‘reasonable excuses’ remain. In England the wearing of a face …

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social distancing – still just a polite request ….

Fiction: You can’t stand within 2 metres (from 4th July 1 meter) of anyone except those in your own household. You have to keep that separation queuing outside a shop. You can’t hug your grandparents. Law: In England, this distancing rule has remained guidance only. Consenting citizens can hug each other if they wish. Always …

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SAGE minutes all in one document, searchable and indexed

Below is a link to updated SAGE minutes as published up to 18 Sept 2020. These may be illuminating. Search for your favourite phrase (e.g. “actuarial”, “Cummings”, “let’s hide”) and find everywhere it is repeated.  We have put together as a single document the complete SAGE Minutes as published by the government.  It is bookmarked …

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