Secretary of State makes new regulations on coronavirus

New regulations made by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to delay or prevent further transmission of the virus.


In light of the recent public health emergency from the novel Coronavirus originating from Wuhan, the Secretary of State has made regulations to ensure that the public are protected as far as possible from the transmission of the virus.

In accordance with Regulation 3, the Secretary of State declares that the incidence or transmission of novel Coronavirus constitutes a serious and imminent threat to public health, and the measures outlined in these regulations are considered as an effective means of delaying or preventing further transmission of the virus.

In accordance with Regulation 2, the Secretary of State designates Arrowe Park Hospital, Kents Hill Park and and Heathrow Ariel Hotel as an “isolation” facility and Wuhan and Hubei province as an “infected area”.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

Last updated 25 February 2020 — see all updates

Department of Health and Social Care