- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
A debate was held on whether the Covid-19 regulations should be reinstated. This took place on Tuesday 30 November 2021. The renewal of the regulations were brought before Parliament following the outbreak of the new Omicron variant.
The first motion was :That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 1340), dated 29 November, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29 November, be approved.
I voted in favour of making face coverings mandatory on public transport and in shops to protect people. The regulations were enacted: Ayes – 434 and Noes – 23.
There was a second motion on the tightening of self-isolation regulations for contacts of suspected Omicron cases.
“That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 1338), dated 29 November, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29 November, be approved.” These regulations were approved: Ayes: 431 Noes: 36
For more information on the new regulations, please visit the Government website here: Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)