Lockdown 2 Regulations: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England)(No. 4) Regulations 2020

Following Prime Minister Johnson’s Halloween announcement of the second national lockdown, on the evening of Tuesday, 3 November 2020 the new national lockdown regulations applicable in England were published: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England)(No. 4) Regulations 2020 (“the No. 4 Regulations”). The exceptional circumstances leading to the rushed through regulations have been detailed by an "Explanatory Memorandum" prepared by the Government.

Head of Trinity's Licensing team and Regulatory barrister, Charles Holland has co-authored a detailed guide to The Lockdown 2 Regulations.

The guide goes through The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England)(No. 4) Regulations 2020 and will be of value to a wide range of individuals and organisations including Local Authorities, Police Authorities, business owners, regulatory bodies, educational establishments, as well as their advisers. The guide highlights that the Regulations are the law, and the guidance is simply that.

The guide covers the following:

  • Restrictions on movement
  • Restrictions on gatherings
  • Business closures and restrictions
  • The exceptions: businesses permitted to remain open
  • Further business exceptions
  • Enforcement, offences and fixed penalty notices

Charles is instructed in a wide range of complex licensing and regulatory matters by clients from across the country and is regularly recognised by the leading industry directories, recent entries include:

"Licensing forms a large part of his broad civil practice. He predominantly acts for licensees and has substantial expertise in taxi licensing matters, as well as a broad range of licensing issues associated with music and other entertainment venues. He regularly acts in judicial reviews and appeals". “He really gets to grips with everything you give him and really drills down into the work to get you the best deal possible." Licensing Band 1, Chambers & Partners 2021.

"He has an eye for detail, is not afraid of challenging situations and has a commercial approach to clients' needs." Legal 500 2021.

As well as being a Consulting Editor of Paterson's Licensing Acts and an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Licensing, Charles also has his own blogging website that includes Licensing, Business and Property litigation updates that can be found here.

In response to the impact of the Coronavirus crisis, Chambers' Licensing barristers and staff are committed to providing as much assistance as possible, including urgent advice, resources and support in dealing with remote, in person and hybrid hearings. Members of the team can assist in all aspects of Licensing and Regulatory issues arising from the pandemic and its impact on Local Authorities, Police Authorities, Businesses and individuals. For further details, please contact the clerking team on 0191 232 1927 or by email

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