Duty of Care and the Coronavirus Bill
25th March 2020
Barrister: James Marwick
Summary: The Coronavirus Bill was published last Thursday and it is before Parliament this week.
It is an extraordinary piece of legislation which will introduce wide ranging emergency provisions aimed at addressing the unprecedented public health crisis presented by the covid-19 pandemic.
The situation is constantly evolving and this article simply serves to highlight some of the possible longer-term ramifications for healthcare and clinical risk lawyers presented by the Bill.