Coronavirus Act 2020


make provision in connection with coronavirus; and for connected purposes.

What is this Bill?

The Coronavirus was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 19 March 2020 and became an Act of Parliament on 25 March 2020.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Act of Parliament, Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

26/03/2020
Impact Assessments
Revised and updated Impact Assessment from the Department for Health and Social Care (PDF)
26/03/2020
Impact Assessments
Revised and updated Impact Assessment from the Department for Health and Social Care
25/03/2020
3rd reading (Lords)
25/03/2020
Report stage (Lords)
25/03/2020
Committee stage (Lords)
25/03/2020
Royal Assent (Commons)
25/03/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Local Authority Meetings
25/03/2020
Act of Parliament
Coronavirus Act 2020 (c. 7)
25/03/2020
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Parliament - 25 March 2020
25/03/2020
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Letter and Legislative Consent Motion from the Scottish Parliament - 25 March 2020
25/03/2020
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Letter and Legislative Consent Motion from the Northern Ireland Assembly - 25 March 2020
24/03/2020
2nd reading (Hansard) (Lords)
24/03/2020
2nd reading (Hansard - continued) (Lords)
24/03/2020
1st reading (Lords)
24/03/2020
Bill
HL Bill 110 (as introduced)
24/03/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 110-I Marshalled list for Committee
24/03/2020
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 110 Explanatory Notes
24/03/2020
Delegated Powers Memoranda
Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Health and Social Care (PDF)
24/03/2020
Delegated Powers Memoranda
Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Health and Social Care (PDF)
24/03/2020
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Health and Social Care
24/03/2020
Bill
HL Bill 110 (Correction)
24/03/2020
Bill proceedings: Commons
Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 23 March 2020
24/03/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Committee of the whole House Supplementary Proceedings Paper as at 23 March 2020
24/03/2020
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Letter from the Welsh Assembly confirming approval of Legislative Consent Motion
23/03/2020
3rd reading (Commons)
23/03/2020
Committee stage (Commons)
23/03/2020
2nd reading (Commons)
23/03/2020
Money resolution
23/03/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper - Coronavirus Bill: Overview
23/03/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Implications for the Courts and Tribunals
23/03/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Committee of the whole House
23/03/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Committee of the whole House
23/03/2020
Amendment papers
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 23 March 2020
23/03/2020
Amendment Paper
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 23 March 2020 - updated
23/03/2020
Amendment Paper
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 23 March 2020 - large font accessible version
23/03/2020
Amendment Paper
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 23 March 2020
23/03/2020
Amendment papers
Supplementary Amendment Paper 23 March 2020
20/03/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Elections
20/03/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Emergency Powers and National Security
20/03/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Childcare and Education Settings
20/03/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Managing the Deceased
20/03/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Health and Social Care Measures
20/03/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Food Supply
20/03/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on the background to the Bill
20/03/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Statutory Sick Pay and NI Contributions
20/03/2020
Library Notes
Coronavirus Bill: emergency Covid-19 legislation
20/03/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 March 2020
20/03/2020
Human rights memorandum
Human Rights Memorandum from the Department for Health and Social Care
19/03/2020
1st reading (Commons)
19/03/2020
Bill
Bill 122 2019-21 (as introduced)
19/03/2020
Bill
Bill 122 2019-21 - large font accessible version
19/03/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 122-EN 2019-21
19/03/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 122-EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version
19/03/2020
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from the Department for Health and Social Care (PDF)
19/03/2020
Delegated Powers Memoranda
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Health and Social Care (PDF)
19/03/2020
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Health and Social Care