To ask Her Majesty's Government, in respect of each occasion on which a temporary closure direction was issued under the Coronavirus Act 2020, schedule 17, paragraph 1, whether they will list (1) the persons to whom the direction was issued; (2) when it was published; (3) when it came into effect; (4) where it was published; (5) the specified period for the direction; (6) the advice received under paragraph 1(3) of schedule 17; and (5) the guidance to which a person receiving a direction must have regard to under paragraph 4(4) of schedule 17.
To ask Her Majesty's Government, in respect of each occasion on which a temporary closure direction was issued under Coronavirus Act 2020, schedule 17, paragraph 3, whether they will list (1) the terms and conditions of the authorisation, and (2) the persons to whom the authorisation was issued.
Schedule 17, paragraph 1 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 gives the Secretary of State a power to issue ‘temporary continuity directions’ to educational institutions, registered childcare providers and local authorities requiring them to take reasonable steps which can be set out in the direction in connection with the provision of education, training, childcare (or services relating to these), or ancillary services and facilities, for a specified period. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education has not issued any temporary continuity directions under schedule 17, paragraph 1 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, nor has he authorised anyone (either local authority or the Office for Students) to issue temporary continuity directions under paragraph 3 of Schedule 17 to that Act.