Music Noise limits in all hospitality venues to slow COVID spread are not technically sound

Posted by
Alex Shaida
Wed, 30/09/2020 - 09:32


by: Peter Rogers and Charles Holland

Acoustics expert Peter Rogers and Charles Holland (Barrister, Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple and Trinity Chambers, Newcastle) get their heads together on why an emergency amendment to the law, which came into force on the 28th September 2020, is legally unenforceable and technically ill informed and threatens businesses with £10,000 fines and criminal prosecution.


Extract from The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Undertakings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The legal and acoustic challenges associated with this are explored in the following article, also available in full in the pdf downloadableby going to