Coronavirus Bill – Introduced on 19th March 2020

The Coronavirus Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 19 March 2020 (Bill 122).

The explanatory notes will help you consider current government thinking across a wide range of subjects linked to the Coronavirus outbreak.

● These Explanatory Notes have been produced by the Department for Health and Social Care in
order to assist the reader of the Bill. They do not form part of the Bill and have not been
endorsed by Parliament.
● These Explanatory Notes explain what each part of the Bill will mean in practice; provide
background information on the development of policy; and provide additional information on
how the Bill will affect existing legislation in this area.
● These Explanatory Notes might best be read alongside the Bill. They are not, and are not
intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Bill.