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Changes to local authority powers and duties resulting from the Coronavirus Act (2020)

This guide outlines the provisions of the Coronavirus Act (2020) and to new, modified or suspended local government powers and duties applicable to local authorities in England and Wales only.


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COVID-19 regulations review – February 2022

We have published a full review of all legislation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic which has come into force since the Coronavirus Act (March 2020) – outlining new or amended powers and duties of local authorities. The Act is now winding down and our review highlights the changes that have been made to the Act so far.

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Changes to local authority powers and duties

This a guide, and not legal advice.

If you are unsure or have any concerns about the meaning of or applicability of the Act, or any of the provisions made under the Act, you should seek your own detailed legal advice.

Please see our other publications for further details of legislation released since March 2020: