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Coronavirus legislation, enforcement and advice

Coronavirus legislation

From 19 July 2021 the government have removed all legislation in relation to coronavirus. Only two matters are still subject to legislated requirements after 19 July:

International travel

This is enforced by government agencies and the police. For advice on international travel, please visit the government's coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support webpage for advice on:

If you wish to report a breach of international travel or quarantine rules contact the police by calling 101 or by using the Metropolitan Police breach of coronavirus online reporting portal.

Self isolation

This is enforced by the police and requires people to self isolate if directed to do so by NHS Test and Trace. For further advice on self isolation requirements, visit the government's coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support webpage

If you wish to report a breach of self isolation rules contact the police on 101 or use the Metropolitan Police breach of coronavirus online reporting portal.

Coronavirus – advice for businesses, workplaces and other venues

Advice is available form the government on how to run your business safely including:

Government advice is also available on workplace testing and rules on self isolation:

Ealing Council has also produced condensed guidance documents for different business sectors in line with the latest government advice.

Coronavirus risk assessment for employers

As an employer, you must protect people from harm, including taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from coronavirus. In addition to the government’s advice on how to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have produced detailed guidance and resources to assist employers:

Coronavirus outbreaks and public health protection

If you feel as if COVID-19 cases are rising significantly in your organisation or you may need to close due to the number of people affected, you should contact London Coronavirus Response Cell (LCRC), Public Health England to report the suspected outbreak via email to LCRC@phe.gov.uk or by calling 0300 303 0450. The LCRC will:

  • carry out a risk assessment
  • provide public health advice
  • where necessary, establish a multi-agency incident management team to manage the outbreak

Further information

Further guidance on the government's measures and response, as well as public and business support information, is available on gov.uk/coronavirus.