|'Lockdown' - Bournemouth 31 May|
The amended Regulations reflect the government's view that it is safe to ease the restrictions further. This view is not universally held - for example, see BBC News 30 May and Financial Times 30 May 2020. Concern also exists because of the numbers of people who went to beaches and beauty spots - (see picture of Bournemouth beach).
The lockdown Regulations are different across the four nations of the UK. Links to the legislation are set out at the end of this post.
Under the amended English Regulations, the "emergency period" is still in force. There is an entirely new Regulation 6 (Restrictions on Movement) and Regulation 7 (Restrictions on Gatherings). Schedule 2 (Businesses subject to Restrictions or Closure) is amended.
Throughout the pandemic the government has issued guidance on COVID-19. The guidance is updated as the government considers necessary and it is advisable to check for the updates.
NHS Information and advice about coronavirus is available at NHS.UK/Coronavirus