Many people have been very confused about what they can and cannot do under the law during ‘lock-down’. This is hardly surprising given the open textured drafting of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (now heavily amended). Furthermore, discussions have conflated legal rules and “guidelines”. For my blog posting on this topic, see “Open textured legislation in the times of Covid-19: ‘reasonable excuse’ and legal certainty’” (which appears on the QMUL, Criminal Justice Centre blog) [Link].
See the contributions of other commentators and academics via the ‘Responding to the Covid-19 blog‘, Queen Mary University of London, Criminal Justice Centre: [Link].