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Welcome to the new Coronavirus Forums

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After reading about so much misinformation spreading around, and experiencing firsthand the reactions people have to it, my wife and I thought there should be a safe place for people of all ages to come and discuss the Coronavirus, which appears to be staying with us for a while.

On our website you’ll find some debunking of false claims and articles, and some general news and information about the Coronavirus. As well as a community spirit where people who are shielding or furloughing can share their experiences and reassure each other in a safe environment. Along with sharing useful tips about how to keep one’s mental health tip top, physical health improved, and of course the mind occupied.

We’ll keep the website updated as best we can between actual work. The Coronavirus Forum is now online. We’re working on the categories themselves but anybody can register and post to the forum.

We’re techies in the real world and will keep your data safe and secure. We do this for a living. Although we won’t be profiting from this website at all. We just like to help. 🙂

Coronavirus; what is it?

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We are starting to compile some useful information and links to reputable sources. Our first article is; Coronavirus; what is it?

We’re looking for contributors who can help fact-check news articles and sift through the many sources of Coronavirus information to find the accurate up-to-date scientific opinions and papers.

Also, if you’re bored in isolation, at home furloughing, or shielding yourself or family members, then come chat about anything at all in our forums.

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Covid-19 misinformation Spread by President Trump.

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President Trump has posts deleted from Twitter and Facebook amid Covid-19 misinformation row.

On 6th August 2020 the Team Trump presidential election campaign account on Facebook and Twitter had posts about Covid-19 deleted due to misinformation. They breached the social media sites policy about spreading misinformation and fake news about Coronavirus.

The posts, which included a video clip from an interview with President Trump and Fox News, claimed that children were ‘almost immune’ to Covid-19. Facebook removed the post as it contained ‘harmful covid misinformation’. Twitter also froze the account until the same video was deleted.

It was the first time that both social media sites had removed a post from the President under their respective ‘Covid-19 misinformation policy’.

What was it that he said?

In an interview with Fox News, President Trump said that:

“If you look at children, children are almost – and I would almost say definitely – almost immune from this disease.

So few, they’ve got stronger, hard to believe, I don’t know how you feel about it, but they’ve got much stronger immune systems than we do somehow for this.

And they don’t have a problem, they just don’t have a problem.”

The comments were made whilst the President argued that all schools in the USA need to reopen as soon as possible.

Coronavirus and Children – The Facts

Children absolutely can catch Coronavirus and pass it on to other more vulnerable people such as grandparents and teachers. However they most like will not have any symptoms or very mild symptoms. There is an extremely low risk of them becoming ill.

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Exam Results in Scotland

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High School pupils in Scotland get their exam results.

Pupils in Scotland have been back to high school for the first time in a few months to collect their exam results today. This year was the first year that the exams were cancelled in their history.

The results were worked out by teachers grading their pupils and evaluating the work they had done in the school year. These results needed to be moderated nationally by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Some believe that this has led to pupils getting much lower grades than they were expecting. The SQA responded to this by saying that the moderation ensured ‘fairness to all learners’. It is believed that as many as 124,000 pupils have been downgraded.

Appeals

Many students disappointed with their grades have been advised by their teachers to appeal to the SQA. Several students have been downgraded by full grades despite achieving higher grades in mock examinations.

It appears that there is some confusion about how the grades were moderated and how pupils can appeal however is has been confirmed that the appeals fee has been waived this year and that all appeals should be dealt with by 14th August 2020.

Contact Details

You can contact the SQA candidate advice line on 0345 279 1000.

You can also call ChildLine on 0800 1111.

Advice can also be found on the My World Of Work website.

You can also join our FREE forum for advice and support here.

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NHS Volunteer Responders

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Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson called upon the public to support the NHS and be an NHS Volunteer Responder. Since then, at the peak of lockdown there were 750,000 people that registered to help out in their spare time.

NHS Volunteer Responders and the Royal Voluntary Association

NHS Volunteer Responders

The NHS Volunteer Responders programme is open to anyone that has been self islolating, shielding or classed as vulnerable. This includes but is not limited to:

  • People who have been asked to self isolate by the NHS Test and Trace system
  • Anyone that has been told they are vulnerable e.g breathing problems, pregnancy, disability or over 70.
  • Anyone that is a Carer
  • People returning to the country who have been told to isolate.

Contact 0808 196 3646

You can make a referral for yourself or someone you care for by calling 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm and the details will be sent to the nearest available Responder.

Responders can help with a range of different things, so it is important to be specific to what you need so the right volunteer can be allocated to you. They mainly help with shopping, prescription pick up and calling up to make sure you are doing OK. In some cases a Responder may be able to offer you transport to your essential medical appointments.

All volunteers have been checked and verified and have completed a training pack when they first joined the scheme, so you can rest assured that they are genuine Responders. They will also have ID on their phone detailing the number of hours they have volunteered.

This service has been vital for thousands of vulnerable people who have been unable to leave their homes for a long time. As the lockdown eases the service is still available. At the moment it is expected to run until Autumn 2020 however this may be reviewed nearer the time. Service Users and Volunteers will be contacted with further information.

NHS Volunteer Responders

You can join our Coronavirus Forums for FREE to chat to other people and volunteers in the UK here.

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Coronavirus and Mental Health Phone Numbers

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2020 has been a very different year for all of us. Not just in the UK but around the world we have been on lockdown for months not being able to go about our daily business. We’ve listed some Coronavirus Helpline Phone Numbers for you if you need any support or advice.

As we emerge gradually out of lockdown, and return to some sense of normality things will not be the same as before the lockdown for a long time – if they ever are.

Islolation, Loneliness and Mental Health during Covid-19 Pandemic

During this time many vulnerable people have been on their own for weeks, and that has a knock on effect with mental health. Many have got no family to speak to on the phone and have not been able to go outside for weeks. Thanks to volunteers like myself and my husband we have been able to pick up prescriptions and go food shopping for these people but we have been the only faces then have seen for weeks in some cases. This had led to an increase of loneliness and depression amongst the shielding community.

Loneliness during lockdown has affected many people in 2020
Lockdown has been lonely for some

For those that have been shielding since March the thought of going out can cause anxiety as everything has changed. Standing apart, wearing masks, one way systems and queuing to get in the shops has got many of us worried about going out before we put our shoes on. Even getting public transport has changed since before lockdown.

The good news is that we have put together a list of useful phone numbers for you.

If you feel that you need help from volunteers in your area, ring your local Council or your GP who can give you details of volunteer groups in your area.

There are plenty of charities out there that you can contact if you are feeling low or anxious.

Covid-19 telephone helplines
Coronavirus Helplines

Covid-19 Helplines

AGE UK –  0800 055 6112                                              

Samaritans – 116123

The Trussell Trust FoodBanks – 01722 580 180

NHS Coronavirus Helpline for those with no support network – 0800 028 2816

NHS Coronavirus Helpline – 119

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247  

 Covid Mutual Aid (Find your local volunteer group) https://covidmutualaid.org/

HMRC for self Employed – 0800 024 1222

Asthma UK – 0300 222 5800

You can join our FREE Coronavirus Forum and chat with other people here.

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Coronavirus Act 2020

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Coronavirus Act 2020 (info required)

Let’s fact-check the Coronavirus Act 2020. The UK Government’s Legal Legislation related to the Coronavirus Act. And whether the legislation was rushed into law.

Discussions in the forum allowed. Please register for free to discuss the Coronavirus Act.

  1. Introductory Text
  2. Collapse –PART 1 Main provisions
    1. Interpretation
      1. 1.Meaning of “coronavirus” and related terminology
    2. Emergency registration of health professionals
      1. 2.Emergency registration of nurses and other health and care professionals
      2. 3.Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners: Wales
      3. 4.Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners: Scotland
      4. 5.Emergency registration of and extension of prescribing powers for pharmaceutical chemists: Northern Ireland
    3. Temporary registration of social workers
      1. 6.Emergency registration of social workers: England and Wales
      2. 7.Temporary registration of social workers: Scotland
    4. Emergency volunteers
      1. 8.Emergency volunteering leave
      2. 9.Compensation for emergency volunteers
    5. Mental health and mental capacity
      1. 10.Temporary modification of mental health and mental capacity legislation
    6. Health service indemnification
      1. 11.Indemnity for health service activity: England and Wales
      2. 12.Indemnity for health service activity: Scotland
      3. 13.Indemnity for health and social care activity: Northern Ireland
    7. NHS and local authority care and support
      1. 14.NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments: England
      2. 15.Local authority care and support
      3. 16.Duty of local authority to assess needs: Scotland
      4. 17.Section 16: further provision
    8. Registration of deaths and still-births etc
      1. 18.Registration of deaths and still-births etc
      2. 19.Confirmatory medical certificate not required for cremations: England and Wales
      3. 20.Review of cause of death certificates and cremations: Scotland
      4. 21.Modifications of requirements regarding medical certificates for cremations: Northern Ireland
    9. Investigatory powers
      1. 22.Appointment of temporary Judicial Commissioners
      2. 23.Time limits in relation to urgent warrants etc under Investigatory Powers Act
    10. Fingerprints and DNA profiles
      1. 24.Extension of time limits for retention of fingerprints and DNA profiles
    11. Food supply
      1. 25.Power to require information relating to food supply chains
      2. 26.Authorities which may require information
      3. 27.Restrictions on use and disclosure of information
      4. 28.Enforcement of requirement to provide information
      5. 29.Meaning of “food supply chain” and related expressions
    12. Inquests
      1. 30.Suspension of requirement to hold inquest with jury: England and Wales
      2. 31.Suspension of requirement to hold inquest with jury: Northern Ireland
      3. 32.Deaths in custody from natural illness: Northern Ireland
    13. Disclosure: Wales
      1. 33.Disapplication etc by Welsh Ministers of DBS provisions
    14. Disclosure: Scotland
      1. 34.Temporary disapplication of disclosure offences: Scotland
      2. 35.Power to reclassify certain disclosure requests: Scotland
    15. Vaccinations: Scotland
      1. 36.Vaccination and immunisation: Scotland
    16. Schools, childcare providers etc
      1. 37.Temporary closure of educational institutions and childcare premises
      2. 38.Temporary continuity: education, training and childcare
    17. Statutory sick pay
      1. 39.Statutory sick pay: funding of employers’ liabilities
      2. 40.Statutory sick pay: power to disapply waiting period limitation
      3. 41.Statutory sick pay: modification of regulation making powers
      4. 42.Statutory sick pay: funding of employers’ liabilities: Northern Ireland
      5. 43.Statutory sick pay: power to disapply waiting period limitation: Northern Ireland
      6. 44.Statutory sick pay: modification of regulation making powers: Northern Ireland
    18. Pensions
      1. 45.NHS pension schemes: suspension of restrictions on return to work: England and Wales
      2. 46.NHS pension schemes: suspension of restrictions on return to work: Scotland
      3. 47.Health and social care pension schemes: suspension of restrictions on return to work: Northern Ireland
    19. Protection of public health
      1. 48.Powers to act for the protection of public health: Northern Ireland
      2. 49.Health protection regulations: Scotland
    20. Power to suspend port operations
      1. 50.Power to suspend port operations
    21. Powers relating to potentially infectious persons
      1. 51.Powers relating to potentially infectious persons
    22. Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises
      1. 52.Powers to issue directions relating to events, gatherings and premises
    23. Courts and tribunals: use of video and audio technology
      1. 53.Expansion of availability of live links in criminal proceedings
      2. 54.Expansion of availability of live links in other criminal hearings
      3. 55.Public participation in proceedings conducted by video or audio
      4. 56.Live links in magistrates’ court appeals against requirements or restrictions imposed on a potentially infectious person
      5. 57.Use of live links in legal proceedings: Northern Ireland
    24. Powers in relation to bodies
      1. 58.Powers in relation to transportation, storage and disposal of dead bodies etc
    25. Postponement of elections, referendums, recall petitions and canvass
      1. 59.Elections and referendums due to be held in England in period after 15 March 2020
      2. 60.Postponement of elections due to be held on 7 May 2020
      3. 61.Power to postpone certain other elections and referendums
      4. 62.Power to postpone a recall petition under the Recall of MPs Act 2015
      5. 63.Power to make supplementary etc provision
      6. 64.Northern Ireland: timing of canvass and Assembly by-elections
    26. Postponement of elections: Wales
      1. 65.Elections due to be held in Wales in period after 15 March 2020
      2. 66.Postponement of National Assembly for Wales elections for constituency vacancies
      3. 67.Power to postpone local authority elections in Wales for casual vacancies
      4. 68.Power to make supplementary etc provision
    27. Postponement of elections: Scotland
      1. 69.Postponement of Scottish Parliament elections for constituency vacancies
      2. 70.Postponement of local authority elections in Scotland for casual vacancies
    28. Other administrative requirements
      1. 71.Signatures of Treasury Commissioners
    29. National Insurance Contributions
      1. 72.Power under section 143 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992
      2. 73.Power under section 145 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992
      3. 74.Power under section 5 of the National Insurance Contributions Act 2014
    30. Financial assistance for industry
      1. 75.Disapplication of limit under section 8 of the Industrial Development Act 1982
    31. HMRC functions
      1. 76.HMRC functions
    32. Up-rating of working tax credit etc
      1. 77.Up-rating of working tax credit etc
    33. Local authority meetings
      1. 78.Local authority meetings
    34. Business improvement districts
      1. 79.Extension of BID arrangements: England
      2. 80.Extension of BID arrangements: Northern Ireland
    35. Residential tenancies: protection from eviction
      1. 81.Residential tenancies in England and Wales: protection from eviction
    36. Business tenancies: protection from forfeiture etc
      1. 82.Business tenancies in England and Wales: protection from forfeiture etc
      2. 83.Business tenancies in Northern Ireland: protection from forfeiture etc
    37. General Synod of the Church of England
      1. 84.Postponement of General Synod elections
  3. Collapse –PART 2 Final provisions
    1. 85.Interpretation
    2. 86.Financial provision
    3. 87.Commencement
    4. 88.Power to suspend and revive provisions of this Act
    5. 89.Expiry
    6. 90.Power to alter expiry date
    7. 91.Power to amend Act in consequence of amendments to subordinate legislation
    8. 92.Power to make consequential modifications
    9. 93.Procedure for certain regulations made by a Minister of the Crown
    10. 94.Procedure for certain regulations made by the Welsh Ministers
    11. 95.Procedure for certain regulations made by the Scottish Ministers
    12. 96.Procedure for certain orders made by a Northern Ireland department
    13. 97.Reports by Secretary of State on status of non-devolved provisions of this Act
    14. 98.Six-month parliamentary review
    15. 99.Parliamentary consideration of status of non-devolved provisions of this Act
    16. 100.Extent
    17. 101.Extension to the Isle of Man
    18. 102.Short title
  4. SCHEDULES
    1. Collapse –SCHEDULE 1Emergency registration of nurses and other health and care professionals
      1. Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001
        1. 1.(1) The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 (S.I. 2002/253) has…
      2. Health Professions Order 2001
        1. 2.(1) The Health Professions Order 2001 (S.I. 2002/254) has effect…
    2. Collapse –SCHEDULE 2Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners: Wales
      1. Temporary exception to rule requiring listing in order to perform primary medical services
        1. 1.(1) The National Health Service (Performers Lists) (Wales) Regulations 2004…
      2. Modification of General Medical Services Contracts Regulations 2004
        1. 2.(1) The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Wales)…
      3. Power to modify Schedule
        1. 3.(1) The Welsh Ministers may by regulations made by statutory…
    3. Collapse –SCHEDULE 3Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners: Scotland
      1. National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Performers Lists) (Scotland) Regulations 2004
        1. 1.(1) The National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Performers Lists)…
      2. National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2018
        1. 2.(1) The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland)…
      3. National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Arrangements) (Scotland) Regulations 2018
        1. 3.(1) The National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C…
      4. Power to modify Schedule
        1. 4.(1) The Scottish Ministers may by regulations modify this Schedule….
    4. Collapse –SCHEDULE 4Emergency registration of pharmaceutical chemists and extension of prescribing powers: Northern Ireland
      1. Interpretation
        1. 1.(1) In this Schedule “the 1976 Order” means the Pharmacy…
      2. Emergency registration of pharmaceutical chemists
        1. 2.The 1976 Order has effect as if it were subject…
        2. 3.After Article 8D insert— Temporary registration in the register of…
        3. 4.In Article 9(2) (maintenance of the register), at the end…
        4. 5.At the end of Article 9 (the registrar and registers)…
      3. Emergency extension of prescribing powers for pharmaceutical chemists
        1. 6.After Article 9 insert— Temporary extension of prescribing powers in…
      4. Appeals
        1. 7.In Article 11, after paragraph (2) insert—
      5. Power to require disclosure of information
        1. 8.Paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the 1976 Order (power…
    5. Collapse –SCHEDULE 5Emergency registration of social workers: England and Wales
      1. Social Workers Regulations 2018
        1. 1.(1) The Social Workers Regulations 2018 (S.I. 2018/893) have effect…
      2. Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016
        1. 2.(1) The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act…
    6. Collapse –SCHEDULE 6Temporary registration of social workers: Scotland
      1. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001
        1. 1.(1) The Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 8)…
      2. Social workers and social service workers in care services
        1. 2.(1) The Registration of Social Workers and Social Service Workers…
    7. Collapse –SCHEDULE 7Emergency volunteering leave
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Entitlement to emergency volunteering leave
        1. Entitlement to emergency volunteering leave
          1. 1.(1) A worker is entitled to be absent from work…
        2. Meaning of “volunteering period”
          1. 2.(1) For the purposes of paragraph 1 the “volunteering periods”…
        3. Exceptions to entitlement to emergency volunteering leave
          1. 3.(1) Paragraph 1 does not apply where the worker—
        4. Meaning of “appropriate authority”
          1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies for the interpretation of this Part…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Effect of taking emergency volunteering leave
        1. Application of terms and conditions of employment
          1. 5.(1) An employee who takes emergency volunteering leave is, during…
        2. Right to return
          1. 6.(1) An employee who returns to work after a period…
        3. Pension rights
          1. 7.(1) If an employment-related benefit scheme does not include an…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Modifications of Employment Rights Act 1996
        1. 8.The Employment Rights Act 1996 (“the 1996 Act”) has effect…
        2. 9.The 1996 Act has effect as if after section 47G…
        3. 10.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 48…
        4. 11.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 49…
        5. 12.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 88…
        6. 13.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 89…
        7. 14.The 1996 Act has effect as if after section 104G…
        8. 15.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 105…
        9. 16.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 108(3)…
        10. 17.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 124(1A)…
        11. 18.The 1996 Act has effect as if in section 203(1)(a)…
      4. Collapse –PART 4 Modifications of Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996
        1. 19.The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1919 (N.I….
        2. 20.The 1996 Order has effect as if after Article 70F…
        3. 21.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 71…
        4. 22.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 72…
        5. 23.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 120…
        6. 24.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 121…
        7. 25.The 1996 Order has effect as if after Article 135F…
        8. 26.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 137…
        9. 27.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 140(3)…
        10. 28.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 158(1A)…
        11. 29.The 1996 Order has effect as if in Article 245(1)(a)…
      5. Collapse –PART 5 General
        1. Application of this Schedule to agency workers
          1. 30.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to a worker who…
        2. Interpretation
          1. 31.(1) This paragraph applies for the interpretation of this Schedule….
        3. Regulations
          1. 32.A power to make regulations under this Schedule includes power…
          2. 33.(1) Regulations made by the Secretary of State under this…
          3. 34.(1) Regulations made by the Department for the Economy in…
    8. Collapse –SCHEDULE 8Mental health: England and Wales
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Introductory provision etc
        1. Interpretation
          1. 1.(1) References in this Schedule to sections are to sections…
        2. Forms
          1. 2.Where any form prescribed for use in connection with a…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Modifications of the Mental Health Act 1983 and related provision
        1. Applications for compulsory admission to hospital for assessment or treatment
          1. 3.(1) An application by an approved mental health professional under…
        2. Applications for compulsory admission of patients already in hospital
          1. 4.(1) Any registered medical practitioner or approved clinician may furnish…
        3. Period of remand to hospital
          1. 5.Sections 35(7) (period of remand to hospital for report on…
        4. Court orders for the detention of accused or convicted persons in hospital
          1. 6.(1) Any power of a court under a provision listed…
        5. Directions for the transfer of prisoners to hospital
          1. 7.A transfer direction may be given under section 47(1) or…
        6. Conveyance of accused or convicted persons to hospital
          1. 8.(1) The provisions listed in sub-paragraph (2) have effect as…
        7. Administration of medicine to persons liable to detention in hospital
          1. 9.(1) The approved clinician in charge of treatment within section…
        8. Detention in place of safety
          1. 10.Sections 135(3ZA) and 136(2A) (period of detention in a place…
        9. Constitution and proceedings of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales
          1. 11.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if the President of the Mental…
          2. 12.(1) The Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales Rules 2008…
          3. 13.(1) If the President of the Tribunal is temporarily unable…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Transitional provision
        1. 14.Paragraph 4(2) or (3), 8(3) or 10 continues to apply…
        2. 15.Where, by virtue of paragraph 5, a person has been…
        3. 16.(1) Paragraph 8(1) continues to apply after the end of…
        4. 17.Paragraph 11(3) to (6) continues to apply after the end…
        5. 18.Paragraph 12 continues to apply after the end of a…
        6. 19.Paragraph 13 continues to apply after the end of a…
    9. Collapse –SCHEDULE 9Mental health: Scotland
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Introductory provision etc
        1. Interpretation
          1. 1.(1) References in Part 2 of this Schedule to sections…
        2. Forms
          1. 2.Where any form prescribed for use in connection with a…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Modifications of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
        1. Emergency detention
          1. 3.Section 36(8)(b) (emergency detention: period for which patient may be…
        2. Short-term detention certificates
          1. 4.(1) An approved medical practitioner may grant a short-term detention…
        3. Compulsory treatment orders
          1. 5.(1) An application by a mental health officer under section…
        4. Transfer for treatment directions
          1. 6.A transfer for treatment direction may be made under section…
        5. Nurse’s power to detain pending medical examination
          1. 7.Section 299(2) (nurse’s power to detain pending medical examination) has…
        6. Admission to hospital
          1. 8.Section 136(3) and (6) have effect as if references to…
        7. Suspension of requirements to review orders and directions authorising detention
          1. 9.(1) The provisions listed in sub-paragraph (2) are suspended.
        8. Administration of medicine
          1. 10.Medicine (as defined in section 240) may be given to…
        9. Constitution of Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland
          1. 11.The Tribunal may consist of— (a) the President or a…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Modifications of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995
        1. Assessment orders: extension
          1. 12.Section 52G(4A)(b) (period for which assessment order may be extended:…
        2. Court orders authorising detention
          1. 13.(1) Any power of a court under a provision listed…
        3. Admission to hospital
          1. 14.(1) The provisions listed in sub-paragraph (2) have effect as…
      4. Collapse –PART 4 Modifications of subordinate legislation
        1. The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (Practice and Procedure) (No. 2) Rules 2005 (SSI 2005/519)
          1. 15.If the Tribunal considers that it would be impractical to…
        2. The Mental Health (Conflict of Interest) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/174)
          1. 16.(1) The Mental Health (Conflict of Interest) (Scotland) Regulations 2017…
    10. Collapse –SCHEDULE 10Mental health: Northern Ireland
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Introductory provision etc
        1. Interpretation
          1. 1.(1) In this Schedule— “the 1986 Order” means the Mental…
        2. Prescribed forms
          1. 2.Where any form prescribed for use in connection with a…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Modifications of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986
        1. Applications for compulsory admission to hospital for assessment
          1. 3.(1) An application for assessment may be made by a…
        2. Medical recommendation
          1. 4.Article 6(a) (medical practitioner to have personally examined patient not…
        3. Applications for compulsory admission for assessment in respect of patients already in hospital
          1. 5.(1) Article 7(2) (period for which patient can be detained…
        4. The assessment period
          1. 6.(1) Article 9(1) (period within which patient admitted to hospital…
        5. Rectification of applications, recommendations and reports
          1. 7.Article 11(1) (period within which application for assessment, medical recommendation…
        6. Detention for treatment
          1. 8.(1) A relevant medical practitioner may, during the period for…
        7. Periods of remand to hospital
          1. 9.Article 42(7) (including as applied by Article 43(5)) (periods of…
        8. Required medical evidence for remand to hospital, hospital or guardianship order, interim hospital order, determinations of question of fitness to be tried or finding of not guilty on ground of insanity
          1. 10.(1) A court may make an order, determination or direction…
        9. Required medical evidence for hospital order in respect of certain other detained persons in their absence
          1. 11.A court may make an order under Article 57(5) (hospital…
        10. Directions for the transfer of prisoners etc to hospital
          1. 12.(1) The Department of Justice in Northern Ireland may give…
        11. Conveyance of accused or convicted persons to hospital
          1. 13.(1) The following provisions have effect as if references to…
        12. Designation of, and admission of persons to, different hospitals in pursuance of hospital orders
          1. 14.(1) The Department of Health may designate a different hospital…
        13. Code of practice
          1. 15.(1) The Code of Practice for the time being published…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Transitional provision
        1. 16.Paragraph 5, 6, 7 or 13(3) continues to apply after…
        2. 17.Where, by virtue of paragraph 9, a person has been…
        3. 18.(1) Paragraph 13(1) or 14(4) continues to apply after the…
      4. Collapse –PART 4 Review of operation of certain provisions of this Schedule
        1. 19.(1) Each HSC trust must maintain a record of each…
    11. Collapse –SCHEDULE 11Mental capacity: Northern Ireland
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Introductory provision etc
        1. Interpretation
          1. 1.(1) In this Schedule, “the 2016 Act” means the Mental…
        2. Prescribed forms
          1. 2.Where any form prescribed for use in connection with a…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Modifications of the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016
        1. Proceedings of panels constituted to decide applications
          1. 3.Section 297(2) (panels to have 3 members, all present) has…
        2. Time limit for panel’s decisions regarding authorisations of certain serious interventions
          1. 4.Paragraph 19(2) of Schedule 1 (time limit for panel’s decision)…
        3. Interim authorisations by panels of certain serious interventions
          1. 5.Paragraph 20 of Schedule 1 (interim authorisations by panels) has…
        4. Report authorising short-term detention in hospital for examination etc
          1. 6.Paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 2 (medical practitioner making medical report…
          2. 7.Paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 (person making report under paragraph…
        5. Consultation required before such a report is made
          1. 8.(1) Paragraph 6(1) of Schedule 2 (circumstances in which a…
        6. Extension by panel of period of authorisation
          1. 9.Paragraph 9(2) of Schedule 3 (time limit for panel’s decision…
        7. Additional notification requirements for panels
          1. 10.Where a panel, during a period for which paragraph 3,…
        8. Period of detention in place of safety
          1. 11.Section 146(1) (maximum period of detention of person removed from…
        9. Periods of remand to hospital
          1. 12.Section 162(5) (periods of remand or further remand of accused…
        10. Required medical evidence for court to be satisfied treatment condition is met in relation to remand to hospital
          1. 13.(1) A court considering whether to remand an accused person…
        11. Required medical evidence for public protection orders, interim detention orders, determinations of question of fitness to be tried or findings of not guilty on ground of insanity
          1. 14.(1) A court may make an order, determination or direction…
        12. Required medical evidence for hospital directions
          1. 15.(1) A court may give a hospital direction under section…
        13. Extension reports in relation to public protection orders without restrictions
          1. 16.Section 183 (period within which appropriate medical practitioner making extension…
        14. Required medical evidence for directions for the transfer of prisoners etc to hospital
          1. 17.(1) The Department of Justice in Northern Ireland may give…
        15. Admission of person subject to hospital transfer direction to hospital
          1. 18.Section 224(2)(b) (period within which person subject to hospital transfer…
        16. Code of practice
          1. 19.(1) The Code of Practice for the time being published…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Transitional provision
        1. 20.Paragraph 5, 9, 11 or 18 continues to apply after…
        2. 21.Where, by virtue of paragraph 12 an accused person has…
      4. Collapse –PART 4 Review of operation of certain provisions of this Schedule
        1. 22.(1) Each HSC trust must maintain a record of each…
    12. Collapse –SCHEDULE 12Local authority care and support
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Powers and duties of local authorities in England
        1. Introductory
          1. 1.(1) In this Part of this Schedule “CA 2014” means…
        2. Assessing needs for care and support
          1. 2.(1) A local authority does not have to comply with…
        3. Assessment of financial resources
          1. 3.(1) A local authority does not have to comply with…
        4. Duties and powers to meet needs for care and support
          1. 4.Section 18 of CA 2014 (duty to meet needs for…
          2. 5.Section 19 of CA 2014 (power to meet needs for…
          3. 6.In section 20 of CA 2014 (duty and power to…
          4. 7.(1) For the purposes of sections 18(6) and 20(9) of…
          5. 8.A local authority does not have to comply with any…
          6. 9.Section 62 of CA 2014 (power to meet child’s carer’s…
        5. Charging for meeting needs during emergency period
          1. 10.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) at any time during…
        6. Care and support plans etc
          1. 11.A local authority does not have to comply with any…
        7. Continuity of care and support when person moves
          1. 12.A local authority does not have to comply with any…
          2. 13.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) paragraph 12 has had…
        8. Discharge of hospital patients with care and support needs
          1. 14.In Schedule 3 to CA 2014 (discharge of hospital patients…
        9. Transition for children to adult care and support
          1. 15.A local authority does not have to comply with any…
        10. Duties arising before commencement
          1. 16.(1) A provision of this Part of this Schedule that…
        11. Period within which assessments may be carried out
          1. 17.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where— (a) any provision of paragraph…
        12. Guidance
          1. 18.(1) The Secretary of State may issue guidance about how…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Powers and duties of local authorities in Wales
        1. Introductory
          1. 19.(1) In this Part of this Schedule “SSW(W)A 2014” means…
        2. Assessing needs for care and support
          1. 20.A local authority does not have to comply with any…
          2. 21.In the case of any carer who is an adult,…
          3. 22.(1) This paragraph applies in the case of any adult…
          4. 23.Nothing in paragraph 20, 21 or 22 prevents a local…
          5. 24.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where— (a) paragraph 20, 21 or…
        3. Duty to carry out financial assessment
          1. 25.(1) A local authority does not have to comply with…
        4. Duties to meet needs for care and support
          1. 26.Section 35 of SSW(W)A 2014 (duty to meet care and…
          2. 27.Section 40 of SSW(W)A 2014 (duty to meet support needs…
          3. 28.(1) For the purpose of determining whether the duty imposed…
          4. 29.In the case of any adult (including an adult who…
        5. Charging for meeting needs during emergency period
          1. 30.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) at any time during…
        6. Care and support plans etc
          1. 31.In the case of any adult (including an adult who…
        7. Portability of care and support
          1. 32.In the case of an adult, a local authority does…
          2. 33.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) paragraph 32 has had…
        8. Duties arising before commencement
          1. 34.(1) A provision of this Part of this Schedule that…
        9. Guidance
          1. 35.(1) The Welsh Ministers may issue guidance about how local…
    13. Collapse –SCHEDULE 13Registration of deaths and still-births
      1. Collapse –PART 1 England and Wales
        1. Interpretation
          1. 1.(1) In this Part of this Schedule— “the 1926 Act”…
        2. Information concerning deaths: England and Wales
          1. 2.(1) A funeral director is qualified for the purposes of…
        3. Giving information other than in person and dispensing with signing the register
          1. 3.(1) A qualified informant who is required under the 1953…
        4. Medical certificates of cause of death
          1. 4.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) to (5) have effect for any period…
        5. Delivery of documents by alternative methods
          1. 5.(1) Any relevant document may be delivered by any electronic…
        6. Further modifications of the principal 1987 Regulations
          1. 6.(1) The principal 1987 Regulations have effect with the following…
        7. Notification of death to coroner
          1. 7.(1) A registered medical practitioner is not required to notify…
        8. Transitional provision
          1. 8.Anything relating to the registration of a death or still-birth…
          2. 9.(1) This paragraph applies where, during any period for which…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Scotland
        1. Interpretation
          1. 10.(1) In this Part of this Schedule “the 1965 Act”…
        2. Information concerning deaths
          1. 11.A funeral director may for the purposes of section 23(1)…
        3. Giving information other than in person
          1. 12.(1) A person who is required under the 1965 Act…
        4. Delivery of documents by alternative methods
          1. 13.(1) Any relevant document may be given or delivered by…
        5. Guidance
          1. 14.The Registrar General may vary or revoke any guidance issued…
        6. Transitional provision
          1. 15.Anything relating to the registration of a death or still-birth…
          2. 16.(1) This paragraph applies where, during any period for which…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Northern Ireland
        1. Interpretation
          1. 17.(1) In this Part of this Schedule— “the 1976 Order”…
        2. Giving certificate of cause of still-birth directly
          1. 18.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a registered medical practitioner…
          2. 19.In accordance with paragraph 18, Form 10 has effect as…
        3. Giving certificate of notice of still-birth directly
          1. 20.Article 15(7) (registrar receiving written notice of still-births) has effect…
        4. Giving information to the registrar other than in person and dispensing with signing the register
          1. 21.(1) A qualified informant who is required under the 1976…
          2. 22.In accordance with paragraph 21— (a) Form 2 has effect…
        5. Signing of certificates of cause of death
          1. 23.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a person dies as…
          2. 24.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a person dies as…
          3. 25.Where B or C proposes to sign a certificate under…
          4. 26.Where C signs a certificate under Article 25(2) in reliance…
        6. Giving certificate of cause of death directly
          1. 27.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a registered medical practitioner…
          2. 28.In accordance with paragraph 27— (a) Article 22 has effect…
        7. Giving certificate of registration, or written notice, of death directly
          1. 29.Article 29 (certificate of registration of death) has effect with…
        8. Transitional provision
          1. 30.Anything relating to the registration of a death or still-birth…
    14. Collapse –SCHEDULE 14Review of medical certificates of cause of death and cremations: Scotland
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Review of medical certificates of cause of death
        1. Interpretation
          1. 1.(1) In this Part of this Schedule— “the 1965 Act”…
        2. Power to suspend review of certain medical certificates of cause of death
          1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies at any time the Scottish Ministers…
        3. Effect of direction on existing reviews referred under section 24A of the 1965 Act
          1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies to any review of a medical…
        4. Effect of direction on existing reviews made by application under section 4(1) of the 2011 Act
          1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies to any review of a medical…
        5. Automatic referral of medical certificates of the cause of death to procurator fiscal
          1. 5.(1) A review of a medical certificate of cause of…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Cremations
        1. Interpretation
          1. 6.(1) In this Part of this Schedule— “the 2016 Act”…
        2. Application
          1. 7.This Part of this Schedule applies at any time the…
        3. Suspension of offence relating to signing of declaration
          1. 8.(1) The Scottish Ministers may determine that section 49 of…
        4. Suspension of provisions relating to collection of ashes
          1. 9.(1) The Scottish Ministers may determine that the provisions listed…
        5. Retention of ashes during period provisions are suspended
          1. 10.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a determination has been…
        6. Resumption of duties in relation to retained ashes after revocation
          1. 11.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a determination under paragraph…
        7. Suspension of local authority duty to make enquiries as to surviving relatives
          1. 12.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a determination has been…
    15. Collapse –SCHEDULE 15Information relating to food supply chains: financial penalties
      1. Notice of intent
        1. 1.(1) Before an appropriate authority imposes a financial penalty on…
      2. Amount of penalty
        1. 2.(1) The maximum amount of a financial penalty that may…
      3. Right to make representations
        1. 3.A person to whom a notice of intent is given…
      4. Final notice
        1. 4.(1) After the end of the period of 14 days…
      5. Late payment
        1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies if a person to whom a…
      6. Withdrawal or amendment of notice
        1. 6.(1) The appropriate authority may at any time—
      7. Appeals
        1. 7.(1) A person on whom a financial penalty is imposed…
      8. Enforcement
        1. 8.If a person does not pay the whole or any…
    16. Collapse –SCHEDULE 16Temporary closure of educational institutions and childcare premises
      1. Collapse –PART 1 England and Wales
        1. Schools, 16 to 19 Academies, further and higher education providers
          1. 1.(1) The Secretary of State may give a temporary closure…
        2. Registered childcare providers
          1. 2.(1) The Secretary of State may give a temporary closure…
        3. Effect of temporary closure directions on other provisions
          1. 3.(1) In relation to a period during which a temporary…
        4. Authorisations
          1. 4.(1) The Secretary of State may— (a) authorise a local…
        5. Publication, duration and guidance
          1. 5.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the appropriate authority must publish…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Scotland
        1. Interpretation
          1. 6.In this Part of this Schedule— “the 1980 Act” means…
        2. Duty to have regard to public health advice
          1. 7.(1) A relevant authority must have regard to any advice…
        3. Closure of schools etc and further and higher education institutions
          1. 8.(1) The Scottish Ministers may give a direction under this…
        4. Effect of educational closure direction on other provisions
          1. 9.(1) Where an educational closure direction has effect in relation…
        5. School boarding accommodation
          1. 10.(1) The Scottish Ministers may give a direction under this…
        6. Student accommodation
          1. 11.(1) The Scottish Ministers may give a direction under this…
        7. Compliance and enforcement
          1. 12.(1) A relevant authority must comply with a direction under…
        8. Publication and duration of directions
          1. 13.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the Scottish Ministers must publish…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Northern Ireland
        1. Schools
          1. 14.(1) The Department may give a temporary closure direction that…
        2. Institutions of further and higher education
          1. 15.(1) The Department may give a temporary closure direction that…
        3. Childcare providers
          1. 16.(1) The Department may give a temporary closure direction that…
    17. Collapse –SCHEDULE 17Temporary continuity directions etc: education, training and childcare
      1. Collapse –PART 1 England and Wales
        1. Temporary continuity directions: England
          1. 1.(1) The Secretary of State may give a temporary continuity…
        2. Temporary continuity directions: Wales
          1. 2.(1) The Welsh Ministers may give a temporary continuity direction…
        3. Temporary continuity directions: authorisations
          1. 3.(1) The Secretary of State may— (a) authorise a local…
        4. Publication, duration and guidance in relation to temporary continuity directions
          1. 4.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the appropriate authority must publish…
        5. Notices temporarily removing or relaxing statutory provisions etc: England
          1. 5.(1) The Secretary of State may by notice make provision…
          2. 6.(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations amend the…
        6. Notices temporarily removing or relaxing statutory provisions: Wales
          1. 7.(1) The Welsh Ministers may by notice make provision in…
          2. 8.(1) The Welsh Ministers may by regulations amend the list…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Scotland
        1. Interpretation
          1. 9.In this Part— “the 1980 Act” means the Education (Scotland)…
        2. Duty to have regard to public health advice
          1. 10.(1) A relevant operator of an educational establishment must have…
        3. Continuing operation of educational establishments
          1. 11.(1) The Scottish Ministers may give a direction under this…
        4. Compliance and enforcement
          1. 12.(1) A relevant operator of an educational establishment must comply…
        5. Publication, duration and review of directions
          1. 13.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the Scottish Ministers must publish…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Northern Ireland
        1. Temporary continuity directions
          1. 14.(1) The Department may give a temporary continuity direction that…
          2. 15.(1) The Department may give a temporary continuity direction that…
          3. 16.(1) The Department may give a temporary continuity direction that…
        2. Notices temporarily removing or relaxing education duties
          1. 17.(1) The Department may by notice make provision disapplying or…
    18. Collapse –SCHEDULE 18Powers to act for the protection of public health: Northern Ireland
      1. The Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 has effect as…
    19. Collapse –SCHEDULE 19Health protection regulations: Scotland
      1. Health protection regulations
        1. 1.(1) The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision for…
      2. Restrictions on power to make regulations under paragraph 1
        1. 2.(1) Regulations under paragraph 1(1) may not include provision imposing…
      3. Medical treatment
        1. 3.(1) Regulations under paragraph 1(1) may not include provision requiring…
      4. Special restrictions and requirements
        1. 4.(1) For the purposes of this Schedule—
      5. Health protection regulations: supplementary
        1. 5.(1) This paragraph makes further provision about regulations under paragraph…
      6. Health protection regulations: procedure
        1. 6.(1) Regulations under paragraph 1(1) are subject to the affirmative…
    20. Collapse –SCHEDULE 20Power to suspend port operations
      1. Power to give direction to suspend relevant port operations
        1. 1.(1) The Secretary of State may, subject to sub-paragraph (2),…
      2. Duration of suspension period
        1. 2.(1) The suspension period specified in a direction under paragraph…
      3. Power to give consequential direction
        1. 3.(1) Where the Secretary of State gives a direction under…
      4. Supplementary provisions
        1. 4.The Secretary of State must notify the Scottish Ministers, the…
        2. 5.The Secretary of State may at any time revoke a…
      5. Offences
        1. 6.(1) A person commits an offence if the person fails…
      6. Interpretation
        1. 7.In this Schedule— “border force officer” means— a person appointed…
        2. 8.The provisions of this Schedule bind the Crown.
    21. Collapse –SCHEDULE 21Powers relating to potentially infectious persons
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Overview and interpretation
        1. Overview
          1. 1.(1) Parts 2 to 5 of this Schedule—
        2. Potentially infectious persons
          1. 2.(1) For the purposes of this Schedule, a person is…
        3. Other definitions
          1. 3.(1) In this Schedule— “assessment”, in relation to a person,…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in England
        1. Declarations of risks of coronavirus in England
          1. 4.(1) If at any time the Secretary of State is…
          2. 5.In this Part of this Schedule, “transmission control period” means…
        2. Powers to direct or remove persons to a place suitable for screening and assessment
          1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period,…
          2. 7.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period—…
        3. Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: public health officers
          1. 8.(1) Paragraphs 9 to 11 apply where, during a transmission…
          2. 9.(1) A public health officer may require the person referred…
          3. 10.(1) A public health officer may— (a) require the person…
          4. 11.(1) If a public health officer considers it appropriate for…
          5. 12.Where the powers in paragraph 6, 7 or 11 are…
        4. Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: constables and immigration officers
          1. 13.(1) This paragraph applies where, during a transmission control period—…
        5. Powers exercisable after assessment
          1. 14.(1) This paragraph applies where, during a transmission control period—…
          2. 15.(1) The period specified in relation to a requirement referred…
          3. 16.Where a person is required to remain at a place…
          4. 17.(1) A person on whom a requirement or restriction is…
        6. Children
          1. 18.(1) An individual who has responsibility for a child must,…
        7. Formalities
          1. 19.(1) A direction, instruction, requirement or restriction under this Part…
        8. Ancillary powers
          1. 20.(1) A public health officer, constable or immigration officer may…
        9. Guidance and advice
          1. 21.A person exercising a power conferred by this Part of…
        10. End of transmission control period
          1. 22.When the transmission control period during which a power conferred…
        11. Offences
          1. 23.(1) A person commits an offence if the person—
        12. Revocation of regulations
          1. 24.(1) The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/129) (“the…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in Scotland
        1. Declarations of risks of coronavirus in Scotland
          1. 25.(1) If at any time the Scottish Ministers are of…
          2. 26.In this Part of this Schedule, “transmission control period” means…
        2. Powers to direct or remove persons to a place suitable for screening and assessment
          1. 27.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period,…
          2. 28.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period—…
        3. Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: public health officers
          1. 29.(1) Paragraphs 30 to 32 apply where, during a transmission…
          2. 30.(1) A public health officer may require the person referred…
          3. 31.(1) A public health officer may— (a) require the person…
          4. 32.(1) If a public health officer considers it appropriate for…
          5. 33.Where the powers in paragraph 27, 28 or 32 are…
        4. Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: constables and immigration officers
          1. 34.(1) This paragraph applies where, during a transmission control period—…
        5. Powers exercisable after assessment
          1. 35.(1) This paragraph applies where, during a transmission control period—…
          2. 36.(1) The period specified in relation to a requirement referred…
          3. 37.Where a person is required to remain at a place…
          4. 38.(1) A person on whom a requirement or restriction is…
          5. 39.The Scottish Ministers may compensate any person on whom a…
        6. Children
          1. 40.(1) An individual who has responsibility for a child must,…
        7. Formalities
          1. 41.(1) A direction, instruction, requirement or restriction under this Part…
        8. Ancillary powers
          1. 42.(1) A public health officer, constable or immigration officer may…
        9. Guidance and advice
          1. 43.(1) A person exercising a power conferred by this Part…
        10. End of transmission control period
          1. 44.When the transmission control period during which a power conferred…
        11. Offences
          1. 45.(1) A person commits an offence if the person—
        12. Modifications of Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008
          1. 46.During a transmission control period, sections 56(1) and 58(2) of…
        13. Constables
          1. 47.(1) The chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland…
      4. Collapse –PART 4 Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in Wales
        1. Declarations of risks of coronavirus in Wales
          1. 48.(1) If at any time the Welsh Ministers are of…
          2. 49.In this Part of this Schedule, “transmission control period” means…
        2. Powers to direct or remove persons to a place suitable for screening and assessment
          1. 50.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period,…
          2. 51.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period—…
        3. Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: public health officers
          1. 52.(1) Paragraphs 53 to 55 apply where, during a transmission…
          2. 53.(1) A public health officer may require the person referred…
          3. 54.(1) A public health officer may— (a) require the person…
          4. 55.(1) If a public health officer considers it appropriate for…
          5. 56.Where the powers in paragraph 50, 51 or 55 are…
        4. Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: constables and immigration officers
          1. 57.(1) This paragraph applies where, during a transmission control period—…
        5. Powers exercisable after assessment
          1. 58.(1) This paragraph applies where during a transmission control period—…
          2. 59.(1) The period specified in relation to a requirement referred…
          3. 60.Where a person is required to remain at a place…
          4. 61.(1) A person on whom a requirement or restriction is…
        6. Children
          1. 62.(1) An individual who has responsibility for a child must,…
        7. Formalities
          1. 63.(1) A direction, instruction, requirement or restriction under this Part…
        8. Ancillary powers
          1. 64.(1) A public health officer, constable or immigration officer may…
        9. Guidance and advice
          1. 65.(1) A person exercising a power conferred by this Part…
        10. End of transmission control period
          1. 66.When the transmission control period during which a power conferred…
        11. Offences
          1. 67.(1) A person commits an offence if the person—
        12. Revocation of regulations
          1. 68.(1) The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Wales) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/308…
      5. Collapse –PART 5 Powers relating to potentially infectious persons in Northern Ireland
        1. Declarations of risks of coronavirus in Northern Ireland
          1. 69.(1) If at any time the Department of Health is…
          2. 70.In this Part of this Schedule, “transmission control period” means…
        2. Powers to direct or remove persons to a place suitable for screening and assessment
          1. 71.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period,…
          2. 72.(1) This paragraph applies if, during a transmission control period—…
        3. Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: public health officers
          1. 73.(1) Paragraphs 74 to 76 apply where, during a transmission…
          2. 74.(1) A public health officer may require the person referred…
          3. 75.(1) A public health officer may— (a) require the person…
          4. 76.(1) If a public health officer considers it appropriate for…
          5. 77.Where the powers in paragraph 71, 72 or 76 are…
        4. Powers exercisable at a screening and assessment place: constables and immigration officers
          1. 78.(1) This paragraph applies where, during a transmission control period—…
        5. Powers exercisable after assessment
          1. 79.(1) This paragraph applies where, during a transmission control period—…
          2. 80.(1) The period specified in relation to a requirement referred…
          3. 81.Where a person is required to remain at a place…
          4. 82.(1) A person on whom a requirement or restriction is…
        6. Children
          1. 83.(1) An individual who has responsibility for a child must,…
        7. Formalities
          1. 84.(1) A direction, instruction, requirement or restriction under this Part…
        8. Ancillary powers
          1. 85.(1) A public health officer, constable or immigration officer may…
        9. Guidance and advice
          1. 86.(1) A person exercising a power conferred by this Part…
        10. End of transmission control period
          1. 87.When the transmission control period during which a power conferred…
        11. Offences
          1. 88.(1) A person commits an offence if the person—
        12. Supplementary interpretation
          1. 89.In this Part of this Schedule— (a) “constable” includes any…
    22. Collapse –SCHEDULE 22Powers to issue directions relating to events, gatherings and premises
      1. Collapse –PART 1 General
        1. Interpretation
          1. 1.(1) In this Schedule— “Crown premises” means (subject to sub-paragraph…
        2. Disapplication to the Parliamentary Estate
          1. 2.Nothing in this Schedule applies in relation to the Parliamentary…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in England
        1. Declaration of threat to public health in England due to coronavirus
          1. 3.(1) If at any time the Secretary of State is…
          2. 4.In this Part of this Schedule, “public health response period”…
        2. Power to prohibit or otherwise restrict events or gatherings in England
          1. 5.(1) The Secretary of State may, for the purpose of—…
        3. Power to close premises in England or impose restrictions on persons entering or remaining in them
          1. 6.(1) The Secretary of State may, for the purpose of—…
        4. Variations and revocations
          1. 7.The Secretary of State may vary or revoke to any…
        5. Procedure
          1. 8.(1) Before issuing a direction under this Part of this…
        6. Offences
          1. 9.(1) A person commits an offence if the person fails…
          2. 10.(1) If an offence under paragraph 9 committed by a…
        7. Enforcement and prosecutions
          1. 11.(1) A person, or description of person, designated in writing…
        8. End of public health response period
          1. 12.When a public health response period comes to an end,…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in Scotland
        1. Declaration of threat to public health in Scotland due to coronavirus
          1. 13.(1) If at any time the Scottish Ministers are of…
          2. 14.In this Part of this Schedule, “public health response period”…
        2. Power to prohibit or otherwise restrict events or gatherings in Scotland
          1. 15.(1) The Scottish Ministers may, for the purpose of—
        3. Power to close premises in Scotland or impose restrictions on persons entering or remaining in them
          1. 16.(1) The Scottish Ministers may, for the purpose of—
        4. Variations and revocations
          1. 17.The Scottish Ministers may vary or revoke to any extent…
        5. Procedure
          1. 18.(1) Before issuing a direction under this Part of this…
        6. Enforcement
          1. 19.(1) Compliance with a direction issued under this Part of…
        7. Constables
          1. 20.(1) The chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland…
        8. Offences
          1. 21.(1) A person commits an offence if the person fails…
          2. 22.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where— (a) an offence under paragraph…
        9. Compensation
          1. 23.(1) The Scottish Ministers may pay compensation in connection with…
        10. End of public health response period
          1. 24.When a public health response period comes to an end,…
        11. Review
          1. 25.The Scottish Ministers must— (a) keep directions issued by them…
      4. Collapse –PART 4 Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in Wales
        1. Declaration of threat to public health in Wales due to coronavirus
          1. 26.(1) If at any time the Welsh Ministers are of…
          2. 27.In this Part of this Schedule, “public health response period”…
        2. Power to prohibit or otherwise restrict events or gatherings in Wales
          1. 28.(1) The Welsh Ministers may, for the purpose of—
        3. Power to close premises in Wales or impose restrictions on persons entering or remaining in them
          1. 29.(1) The Welsh Ministers may, for the purpose of—
        4. Variations and revocations
          1. 30.The Welsh Ministers may vary or revoke to any extent…
        5. Procedure
          1. 31.(1) Before issuing a direction under this Part of this…
        6. Offences
          1. 32.(1) A person commits an offence if the person fails…
          2. 33.(1) If an offence under paragraph 32 committed by a…
        7. Enforcement and prosecutions
          1. 34.(1) A person, or description of person, designated in writing…
        8. Compensation
          1. 35.(1) The Welsh Ministers may pay compensation in connection with…
        9. End of public health response period
          1. 36.When a public health response period comes to an end,…
      5. Collapse –PART 5 Powers relating to events, gatherings and premises in Northern Ireland
        1. Declaration of threat to public health in Northern Ireland due to coronavirus
          1. 37.(1) If at any time the Executive Office is of…
          2. 38.In this Part of this Schedule— “Executive Office” means the…
        2. Power to prohibit or otherwise restrict events or gatherings in Northern Ireland
          1. 39.(1) The Executive Office may, for the purpose of—
        3. Power to close premises in Northern Ireland or impose restrictions on persons entering or remaining in them
          1. 40.(1) The Executive Office may, for the purpose of—
        4. Variations and revocations
          1. 41.The Executive Office may vary or revoke to any extent…
        5. Procedure
          1. 42.(1) Before issuing a direction under this Part of this…
        6. Enforcement
          1. 43.(1) Compliance with a direction issued under this Part of…
        7. Offences
          1. 44.(1) A person commits an offence if the person fails…
          2. 45.(1) If an offence under paragraph 44 committed by a…
        8. Compensation
          1. 46.(1) The Executive Office may pay compensation in connection with…
        9. End of public health response period
          1. 47.When a public health response period comes to an end,…
    23. Collapse –SCHEDULE 23Live links in criminal proceedings
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Expansion of powers under the Criminal Justice Act 2003
        1. Introduction
          1. 1.The Criminal Justice Act 2003 has effect as if amended…
        2. Live links in criminal proceedings
          1. 2.(1) Section 51 has effect as if amended in accordance…
        3. Magistrates’ courts permitted to sit at other locations
          1. 3.(1) Section 53 has effect as if amended as follows….
        4. Requirement to attend at court, holding proceedings in court etc
          1. 4.After section 53 there were inserted— Requirement to attend court,…
        5. Warning to jury
          1. 5.In section 54(1), for “a live link” there were inserted…
        6. Rules of court
          1. 6.(1) Section 55 has effect as if amended as follows….
        7. Interpretation
          1. 7.(1) Section 56 has effect as if amended as follows….
        8. Safeguards
          1. 8.After Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 there…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Other modifications
        1. Criminal Appeal Act 1968
          1. 9.(1) The Criminal Appeal Act 1968 has effect as if…
        2. Criminal Justice Act 1988
          1. 10.(1) The Criminal Justice Act 1988 has effect as if…
    24. Collapse –SCHEDULE 24Live links in other criminal hearings
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Expansion of powers under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998
        1. Introduction
          1. 1.(1) The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 has effect as…
        2. Interpretation etc
          1. 2.(1) Section 57A has effect as if amended as follows….
        3. Expansion of availability of live links at preliminary hearings
          1. 3.(1) Section 57B has effect as if amended in accordance…
        4. Use of live link in sentencing hearings
          1. 4.(1) Section 57E has effect as if amended as follows….
        5. Use of live link in certain enforcement hearings
          1. 5.(1) Section 57F has effect as if amended as follows….
        6. Requirement to attend at court, holding proceedings in court etc
          1. 6.After section 57F there were inserted— Requirement to attend court,…
        7. Prohibitions and limitations on use of live links
          1. 7.After Schedule 3 there were inserted— SCHEDULE 3A Prohibitions and…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Expansion of powers under the Extradition Act 2003
        1. 8.The Extradition Act 2003 has effect as if amended in…
        2. 9.(1) Section 206A has effect as if amended as follows….
        3. 10.(1) Section 206C has effect as if amended as follows….
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Other modifications
        1. Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
          1. 11.(1) The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 has effect…
        2. Prosecution of Offences Act 1985
          1. 12.Section 22(11A) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (power…
        3. Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
          1. 13.The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 has effect…
    25. Collapse –SCHEDULE 25Public participation in proceedings conducted by video or audio
      1. Criminal, civil and family proceedings
        1. 1.The Courts Act 2003 has effect as if after section…
      2. First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal
        1. 2.The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 has effect as…
    26. Collapse –SCHEDULE 26Live links in certain magistrates’ court proceedings
      1. The Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 has effect as if after…
    27. Collapse –SCHEDULE 27Use of live links in legal proceedings: Northern Ireland
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Powers of courts and tribunals to direct use of live links
        1. Proceedings to which this Part of this Schedule applies
          1. 1.(1) This Part of this Schedule applies to any proceedings…
        2. Power to give direction for participation by live link
          1. 2.(1) A person may, if a court or statutory tribunal…
        3. Effect, and rescission, of directions
          1. 3.(1) Where in any proceedings a court or tribunal—
        4. Meaning of references to participation in proceedings
          1. 4.A reference in this Part of this Schedule to participating…
        5. Participation by persons outside the United Kingdom
          1. 5.(1) A direction under paragraph 2 may be given in…
        6. Meaning of “live link”
          1. 6.(1) In this Part of this Schedule “live link” means…
        7. Interpretation of this Part of this Schedule: general
          1. 7.The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 applies for the purposes…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Public participation in proceedings where live links used
        1. 8.The Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 has effect as if…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Availability of live links in certain magistrates’ court proceedings in Northern Ireland
        1. 9.The Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1675 (N.I….
    28. Collapse –SCHEDULE 28Transportation, storage and disposal of dead bodies etc
      1. Collapse –PART 1 Information about capacity
        1. 1.(1) A local authority may require a person to provide…
        2. 2.(1) The appropriate national authority may require a local authority…
        3. 3.(1) A duty or power to disclose information under this…
      2. Collapse –PART 2 Directions and other measures to address lack of capacity
        1. Designation where there is insufficient capacity to deal with dead bodies etc
          1. 4.(1) The appropriate national authority may designate a local authority…
        2. Directions to do things calculated to facilitate dealing with dead bodies etc
          1. 5.(1) A designated local authority may give a direction requiring…
        3. Power of ministers etc to step in
          1. 6.If the appropriate national authority considers that a designated local…
        4. Appropriate national authority directions to prevail
          1. 7.If there is a conflict between— (a) a direction given…
        5. Compensation where directions given
          1. 8.(1) The appropriate national authority must publish a scheme for…
        6. Guidance
          1. 9.(1) The appropriate national authority may give guidance as to…
        7. General provisions about directions and schemes
          1. 10.A direction or scheme under this Part of this Schedule…
        8. Procedure
          1. 11.(1) A power to give directions under this Part of…
      3. Collapse –PART 3 Power to direct local authorities etc
        1. 12.(1) This paragraph applies if the appropriate national authority considers…
      4. Collapse –PART 4 Deceased’s wishes etc
        1. 13.(1) In carrying out functions under this Schedule, local authorities…
      5. Collapse –PART 5 Interpretation
        1. 14.In this Schedule— “the appropriate national authority” means— in relation…
    29. Collapse –SCHEDULE 29Residential tenancies in England and Wales: protection from eviction
      1. Interpretation
        1. 1.(1) In this Schedule “the relevant period” means the period—…
      2. Rent Act 1977: protected tenancies and statutory tenancies
        1. 2.(1) Section 5(1) of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977…
      3. Secure tenancies
        1. 3.Section 83 of the Housing Act 1985 (proceedings for possession…
        2. 4.Section 83ZA of the Housing Act 1985 (notice requirements in…
      4. Flexible tenancies
        1. 5.Section 107D of the Housing Act 1985 (recovery of possession…
      5. Assured tenancies
        1. 6.Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 (notice of proceedings…
      6. Assured shorthold tenancies
        1. 7.Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (recovery of possession…
      7. Introductory tenancies
        1. 8.Section 128 of the Housing Act 1996 (notice of proceedings…
      8. Demoted tenancies
        1. 9.Section 143E of the Housing Act 1996 (notice of proceedings…
      9. Consequential modifications in relation to prescribed forms
        1. 10.(1) Part 1 of the Schedule to the Secure Tenancies…
        2. 11.The Schedule to the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms)…
        3. 12.(1) The Schedule to the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies…
      10. Power to alter three month notice periods
        1. 13.(1) The relevant national authority may by regulations made by…
      11. Regulations under this Schedule
        1. 14.(1) Any power to make regulations under this Schedule—
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Coronavirus Misinformation Coronavirus on Social Media

Trusted Coronavirus Facebook Groups

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There are some Trusted Coronavirus Facebook Groups. We just need to dig through them to find the good ones.

We might knock social media for being a nightmare when it comes to misinformation. But although the social media platforms are there to make their investors money, their users aren’t. They’re usually always there to help. Even when sharing social-media misinformation with their closest friends, they’re assuming what they’re reading is true and that they’re helping their friends out.

So given that fact, let’s not knock the users of social media, and share the good trusted facebook groups, twitter profiles, and instagram users that are sharing good Coronavirus news, and even mental health groups, exercise / physical health groups, and any other useful trusted social media influencers you’ve found to be helpful to you.

Wanted: Social Media Profiles, Accounts, Groups, Pages, etc – that YOU have found helpful and trustworthy yourself. We’ll fact-check them then share the good ones. Please comment below with links to said profiles. Thanks in advance. (We’re community-driven so need YOU to reply with sources for us!)

We’ll have a forum category setup for sharing these soon, but for now please comment below with the links to the groups / accounts and we’ll do a bit of research on them then compile them in a helpful list here for you all.

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Should I share social media posts that I see?

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What are social media websites there for?

It is in our nature to want to help others. We’re pack animals after all. Social media giants are well aware of this, and the social impact of people sharing with their most trusted inner-circles.

It brings them all the eyes (and users) to their websites. They don’t rely on any other way to get new members or users. They literally just want you to share everything with everybody.

So they’re not quick to react to, or remove, inaccurate attention-grabbing articles that we all know exist. And most would admit they have once shared with their ‘friends’.

This is how they spread their services. Which in turn they sell advertising next to.

The more attention-grabbing something shareable is, the better for them.

The only situation where this doesn’t apply, is when the lack of removing such an article causes a media wave of bad publicity. In which case they may at best remove something (that has now been on the internet so can never be fully removed) and send out a press release that has been written by the biggest team of lawyers and marketing experts. Although the social media site founders will sign it personally – don’t want to appear to be commercial now.

And in most cases, they totally ignore the media, and monitor their statistics to see whether said news has actually increased their revenues by way of people sharing such posts.

So although they perhaps once started their social media platform to benefit society in some way, they’re now some of the biggest companies that have ever existed on earth, and are listed in stock markets and have huge investors who want to see return on their investments. So are answerable to them. Therefore they’re basically just here for profit now.

As a side note, although most social media platforms perhaps started to benefit society, it’s well documented that Mark Zuckerburg, the founder of Facebook, set the website up as a ‘book of faces’ and names of girls in Universities.

Can I trust what I read on social media platforms?

In nearly all cases, no. Not one bit.

Unless the source is from a reputable well-known specialist in a field you’re reading about, and know the ‘post’ or ‘link’ or ‘image’ is genuine and real and from them, it isn’t worth sharing with others. The risk of sharing inaccurate information is massive, and the risk of causing harm from doing that is real and happens every day.

If you’re too busy to fact-check it, say to yourself that you’re too busy to share it then.

Coronavirus; what is it?

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Coronavirus Microscopic View – Creator: Naeblys | Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

We are starting to compile some useful information and links to reputable sources. Our first article is; Coronavirus; what is it?

We’re looking for contributors who can help fact-check news articles and sift through the many sources of Coronavirus information to find the accurate up-to-date scientific opinions and papers.

Also, if you’re bored in isolation, at home furloughing, or shielding yourself or family members, then come chat about anything at all in our forums.

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