COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Order 2021

9 Meaning of defined space

(1)

In this order, defined space

(a)

means any single indoor space or outdoor space; and

(b)

if there is more than 1 space in any premises, means a space described in paragraph (a) for which there are systems and processes in operation that ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons using the space (other than workers) do not intermingle at a distance closer than 2 metres with other persons using, entering, or leaving the premises.

(2)

For the purposes of this clause,—

(a)

an indoor space is a single space if—

(i)

there are walls (whether permanent or temporary) that substantially divide that space from other spaces; and

(ii)

the space does not share direct airflow with another indoor space:

(b)

an outdoor space is a single space if—

(i)

there are walls (whether permanent or temporary) that substantially divide that space from other spaces; or

(ii)

all people in that space are separated by at least 2 metres from other people who are outside that space.

Compare: LI 2021/263 cl 4(1), (2)