Dear Prime Minister's Office,

You enacted the Coronavirus Regulations:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020...

Can you please tell me whether section 5 (3) of the regulations (Further restrictions and closures during the emergency period); required University accommodation providers to cease carrying on the provision of providing accommodation to university students where students could travel home safely prior to the Prime Ministers public address to the nation on the 23rd March and the subsequent coronavirus legislation?

In short, does sections 5 (3) extend to all accommodation providers?

"(3) Subject to paragraph (4), a person responsible for carrying on a business consisting of the provision of holiday accommodation, whether in a hotel, hostel, bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday apartment, home, cottage or bungalow, campsite, caravan park or boarding house, must cease to carry on that business during the emergency period".

Yours faithfully,

Duncan Willows

Oliver Green,

Our ref: FOI2021/00884

Dear Duncan Willows,

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January. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

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within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
12th February.

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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

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Dear FOI Team Mailbox,

Thank you for your reply. I have a new FOI request.

In your reply you state : [University accommodation] "is a residence where people live". 

Can you please tell me does the same restriction of movement at section 6(1) of the Health Protection Coronavirus Regulations apply to students in their University home as it does to and ordinary person living in a 2 bedroom home or a council owned high rise flat?

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020...

Yours sincerely,

Duncan Willows

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2021/02751

Dear Duncan Willows,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 8th
February. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
8th March.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear Duncan Willows,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2021/02751).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office