The Coronavirus Act has introduced new police powers which have implications for protest. There are also changes to the way police interviews and court hearings are being conducted.
We are seeing widespread use of Coronavirus powers in the community, which are disproportionately being used against people of colour, and may be challengable.
For a general guide to the powers created by the Coronavirus Act in England & Wales, please see these guides from Bristol Defendant Solidarity.
The rest of this guide talks specifically about the implications of Coronavirus-related changes for protesters.
Please note that Coronavirus related law is changing rapidly. This guide was last updated on 20th October 2020