Sarah Dines

Conservative MP for Derbyshire Dales

Action to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

There have been votes in Parliament on public health measures and social restrictions intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Sarah Dines consistently voted for public health measures and social restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19

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Major votes

  • On 14 Dec 2021: Sarah Dines voted to expand the general "legal requirement to wear face coverings when in shops, when using public transport and in transport hubs to more indoor settings, including, banks, places of worship, public areas in hotels and hostels, museums, in England". Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2021: Sarah Dines voted to restrict access to certain venues and events with large crowds, mixing and close contact to those who either are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a negative result from within the previous 48 hours, or have a medical exemption from vaccination or through participation in a clinical trial. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2021: Sarah Dines voted to generally require those visiting care homes to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Show vote
  • On 30 Nov 2021: Sarah Dines voted to require the wearing of a face in shops and on public transport as a measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Show vote
  • On 30 Nov 2021: Sarah Dines voted to generally require close contacts of suspected or confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 to self-isolate for 14 days regardless of age or vaccination status. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2021: Sarah Dines voted to generally ban those who have not had a complete course of doses of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine from visiting a care home. Show vote
  • On 16 Jun 2021: Sarah Dines voted to continue a ban on indoor gatherings, with exceptions including for work, education and business premises (including shops), and a ban on outdoor gatherings of over six people, again subject to exceptions, and other restrictions, including on businesses. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2021: Sarah Dines voted to retain temporary arrangements connected to the coronavirus pandemic on closing buildings, restricting events and gatherings, suspending evictions, enabling greater use of video and audio technology in courts and restricting the liberty of potentially infectious persons. Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2021: Sarah Dines voted for increased data sharing for the purposes of enforcement of COVID-19 self-isolation regulations and for a new "large gathering offence" applying to those attending an indoor gathering of more than fifteen people in a private home or education accommodation, or an indoor rave. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2021: Sarah Dines was absent for a vote on Covid Security at UK Borders Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2021: Sarah Dines voted to place all of England into a strict "stay at home" lockdown, with exceptions including for work and exercise, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2020: Sarah Dines voted to introduce a tiered system of restrictions intended to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, with different tiers and restrictions applying in different areas. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2020: Sarah Dines voted to forbid anyone from leaving, or being outside of, the place where they are living without reasonable excuse, to close non-essential retail, entertainment and leisure venues and to restrict food and drink businesses to delivery, click and collect, drive through and takeaway. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Sarah Dines voted to approve the extension of COVID-19 related relaxations of corporate annual general meeting requirements, and insolvency laws. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Sarah Dines voted to require 10 days self-isolation following a positive test for COVID-19 and 14 days self-isolation for those officially notified they have had close-contact of someone who had tested positive. Show vote
  • On 6 Oct 2020: Sarah Dines voted to prohibit of a gathering of more than six people unless those gathering are all from the same household, or two linked households, or if an exemption applies. Show vote
  • On 30 Sep 2020: Sarah Dines voted to retain temporary arrangements connected to the coronavirus pandemic on closing buildings, restricting events and gatherings, suspending evictions, enabling greater use of video and audio technology in courts and restricting the liberty of potentially infectious persons. Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Sarah Dines voted in favour of extending a general requirement to wear face coverings in venues such as shops, shopping centres, banks and post offices to a wider range of places including places of worship, cinemas, crematoria, museums, hotel lobbies and cinemas. Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Sarah Dines voted to permit, in England, the opening of casinos, indoor skating rinks, indoor play areas and bowling alleys as well as to permit public events at conference centres and exhibition halls. Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Sarah Dines voted in favour of 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. Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Sarah Dines voted to support increased penalties for repeated breaches of the law requiring the wearing of facemasks in situations including shops and using public transport. Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Sarah Dines voted to approve a ban on indoor or outdoor gatherings of more than thirty people at a private home in England. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 16 Jun 2021: Sarah Dines voted to continue arrangements for proxy voting on health grounds, the Speaker limiting the number of MPs present in the House of Commons Chamber, and arrangements for Westminster Hall and select committees to work virtually. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2021: Sarah Dines voted against additional restrictions on entering the United Kingdom, for COVID-19 control purposes, as well as against an international vaccine passport and against support for the aviation sector. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2021: Sarah Dines was absent for a vote on Council Tax: Government’s Proposed Increase — COVID-19 Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Sarah Dines voted yes on Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North of England, North East and North West of England and Obligations of Undertakings (England) etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Sarah Dines voted against ensuring those subject to the COVID-19 Job Support Scheme receive at least 80 percent of their previous incomes. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2020: Sarah Dines voted against reforming the economic support being provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic - against incentivising keeping staff employed, against fixing gaps in support for the self-employed, against linking economic support to imposition of new restrictions and against extending a ban on evictions. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2020: Sarah Dines voted not to provide more funding for contact tracing across all parts of the country and against ensuring that councils and local public health teams receive the resources and powers they require. Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Sarah Dines voted to approve a relaxation of restrictions in nine wards in the Blackburn with Darwen area from 25 August 2020, the restrictions had been intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Sarah Dines voted to approve a relaxation of restrictions in eight wards in the City of Bradford area from 2 September 2020, the restrictions had been intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Show vote

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