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Covid-19 survived, but will the Covid-laws get through 2022?

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Last Updated on 23/02/2022 by Nidhi Khandelwal

According to the Government’s plan for living with coronavirus, remaining travel restrictions may be reconsidered before Easter, but some measures enacted during the pandemic will be made permanent.

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Other legislative safeguards will be preserved indefinitely, while others will be reconsidered at a later date, according to the government’s Living with Covid plan.

It promises to review remaining travel restrictions before they expire in May, including those that require some travelers to provide certain information upon arrival in England, take Covid tests before and after their journey, self-isolate, and impose obligations on travel operators to ensure passengers supply this information and comply with the requirements.

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Several of the original sections of the Coronavirus Act 2020, which were enacted to allow the government to “assist individuals, businesses, and public services during the pandemic,” have already passed their expiration date.

A total of 16 provisions will expire at midnight on Thursday, according to the paper, including measures covering emergency registration of health personnel, how fatalities are recorded, and protection from eviction or forfeiture for residential or commercial leases.

The government, on the other hand, wants to make four remaining clauses permanent, claiming that they have “allowed advances in the delivery of public services.” It intends to seek Parliament’s approval and have the laws take effect in the spring and summer.

Nidhi Khandelwal
Nidhi Khandelwal
Nidhi is a tech news/research contributor at TheDigitalHacker. She publishes about techno geopolitics, privacy, and data breach.
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