Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 — 23 Sep 2020 at 20:40

The majority of MPs supported extending requirements to wear a face covering in certain places in England to cover casinos, members clubs, social clubs, conference centres, funfairs, theme parks and indoor sports and leisure facilities while providing exemptions for elite sports and pupils of religious schools.

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

These regulations came into force on 22nd August 2020 and were the subject of this vote in the House of Commons on 23 Sep 2020. Approval of the regulations by both houses of Parliament within 28 parliamentary sitting days was required to keep them in effect.

As provided for by Section 45R of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 the regulations would have ceased to have effect at the end of the period of 28 parliamentary sitting days beginning with the day on which the instrument was made unless, during that period, the instrument was approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

The regulations amended the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020 which had previously been amended and which provided for a general requirement to wear a face covering in shops, enclosed shopping centres, post offices and banks / building societies etc. and included an exemption in the case of a "reasonable excuse", examples of which were given.

The amending regulations which were the subject of this vote extended the requirement to generally wear face coverings to casinos, members clubs, social clubs, conference centres, funfairs, theme parks and premises for indoor sports, leisure or adventure activities. The amending regulations also provided for exemptions for elite sportspersons, the coach of an elite sportsperson, referees, professional dancers and professional choreographers, and pupils at a religious school undertaking education or training in a place of worship.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con326 2090.1%
DUP2 4075.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Lab0 000.0%
LDem5 0045.5%
Total:335 6058.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Jeffrey M. DonaldsonLagan ValleyDUP (front bench)aye
Gavin RobinsonBelfast EastDUP (front bench)aye

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