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Supermarkets: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 37871, tabled on 20 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what processes are in place for the Government to monitor compliance of supermarkets with covid-19 legislation.

Answered on

27 April 2020

Everyone must comply with the rules issued by Government in relation to Coronavirus, in order to protect both themselves and others.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 are the regulations in England that cover enforcement of violations of the Government’s rules on social distancing (Scotland and Wales have their own legislation).

In England, Environmental Health and Trading Standards officers will monitor compliance with these regulations, with police support provided if appropriate.