The stated purpose of the Bill is to provide Government with the legal measures necessary to respond to and manage the Covid19 pandemic.


Legislation of this nature is genuinely exceptional – COVID-19 is a serious threat to the safety and wellbeing of the UK.

We accept the Government’s rationale for the Bill and hope it can be properly scrutinised to enable the optimum response to the crisis.

PLP’s briefing on the Coronavirus Bill focuses on three areas:

  1. Timeframe of powers
  2. Removal of duties on local authorities to provide adult social care; and
  3. Online hearings

If you have any questions arising from our briefing, please contact Alexandra Sinclair,  at