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Can I go to the park please Dad? Everyday lessons in legal certainty in the English Coronavirus Regulations

Dr. Ronan Cormacain

  Published in the UK Consitutional Law Association Blog 

This post analyses the changes made on 13 May 2020 to the coronavirus social distancing regulations for England. The criterion for analysis is the basic Rule of Law requirement of legal certainty. Certainty allows us to plan our actions, lets the police know what it is they should be enforcing, and most importantly stops us from inadvertently breaking the law. The very limited case-study is the question posed in many households today - can I go to the park please Dad?

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