A ban on leaving the UK without a proper apology is included in the new Covid-19 coronavirus laws coming into effect in England next week.
Legislation for restrictions in the coming months as the government sets its roadmap for ending lockdown was released today.
Under the title “Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps) (England) Regulations 2021”, the laws will come into force on March 29th.
The legal document states: “The rules also include restrictions on leaving the UK without an adequate apology (rule 8).”
The law states that no one may “leave England to travel to a destination outside the UK or to travel to or be present at an embarkation point to travel from there to a destination outside the UK” without an appropriate one Basic excuse and suggests that anyone who breaks them could face a £ 5,000 fine.
The rules must be reviewed by the government every 35 days, according to the legal documents.
The new lockdown laws, which will come into effect March 29, are Part B of the first step on the Prime Minister’s Roadmap.
The “stay at home” rule ends on Monday, meaning you don’t need a “reasonable excuse” to leave your home – and the rule of six will return, meaning up to six people from six different households or families As many people as you want can meet outdoors from just two households.