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COVID-19: Lords questions government and debates new restrictions

Read all UK Parliament news for October 2020.

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Statement on COVID-19
At 1pm the government updates the House of Lords and members questions follow.

Debate on regulations
At 2.40pm members debate regulations making it an offence not to self-isolate if instructed to by certain local authority and health officials. This would apply to those who have tested positive for coronavirus or who have been in close contact with someone else who has tested positive.

Members are raising concerns and proposing changes to the debate. They relate to the scientific evidence used to inform restrictions, the test, trace and isolate regime, and support for local businesses and communities.

Coronavirus alert levels regulations

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Lords COVID-19 Committee to hear from more town and city leaders
On Tuesday 20 July, the COVID-19 Committee will again explore the long-term impact of the pandemic on towns and cities, with town and city leaders.
15 July 2021
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Lords debates women's health
Menstruation, endometriosis, birth control and pregnancy, the menopause and COVID-19 in the spotlight for Lords debate. Catch up
09 July 2021
Town and city leaders to discuss pandemic’s impact with Lords COVID-19 Committee
On Tuesday 13 July, the COVID-19 Committee explores the long-term impact of the pandemic on towns and cities, with town and city leaders.
08 July 2021
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COVID-19 and employment in towns and cities
On Tuesday 29 June, the COVID-19 Committee explores the long-term impact of the pandemic on employment in towns and cities.
24 June 2021
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Concerns about long-term pandemic impact on infants raised by committee
Committee writes to Children and Families Minister about long-term impact of pandemic on infants
23 June 2021
Lords debates levelling up of opportunities for children
Members debate the education and health of children of the UK affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Catch up
18 June 2021
Teachers and doctors must be equipped for the digital world
The COVID-19 Committee has written to the Secretaries of State for Health and Education about the lack of IT equipment and training for GPs and teachers.
18 June 2021
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How will COVID-19 impact housing and green spaces in towns and cities?
On Tuesday 22 June, the COVID-19 Committee explores the impact of the pandemic on housing and green spaces in towns and cities.
15 June 2021
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Report published on the use and scrutiny of emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Constitution Committee publishes its third and final report for its inquiry into the constitutional implications of COVID-19.
10 June 2021
Four short debates in the Lords
Climate change targets, ethnicity and child poverty, neurological services and perpetrators of genocide are in the Lords spotlight. Find out more about Thursday debates in May
28 May 2021
The impact of COVID-19 on towns and cities explored by Committee
The COVID-19 Committee launches its new inquiry on the impact of the pandemic on towns and cities.
24 May 2021
Lords debates hybrid proceedings
Members debate remote participation and hybrid sittings, set up in response to COVID-19. Find out more
21 May 2021
Lords debates Queen's Speech
Members discuss foreign affairs and defence on the last of five days of debate on the Queen's Speech. Find out more
20 May 2021
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