To revoke the Direction prohibiting the event
named the KMB Carnival Block Party proposed to be held on Saturday
29th August 2020 in LS9, relating to which the existing Direction
had been issued to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect
the public’s health.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 came into force on 18th July 2020 (referred to as the Regulations).
The Regulations give the power to ‘the local authority’ to issue a Direction Notification. The designated officers are:-
Director of Public Health, Leeds City Council (and sub-delegated to the Deputy Director of Public Health, Leeds City Council in any absence)
Whose delegated powers include those to prevent the spread of a highly infectious disease being COVID-19 in order to protect the Leeds population by using powers under:-
• Officer Delegation Scheme (Executive Functions), 2) Health Protection Functions, c) providing the lead in public health incidents, and d) Communicable and infectious disease control; and
• Director’s Sub-Delegation Scheme, Specific Delegations 2d; and 9c of the Miscellaneous Functions from the Director of Adults and Health sub-delegation scheme – responding to emergencies that present a risk to public health.
A Direction Notification was issued on 28th August 2020 and was given due to the proposed event of a KMB Carnival Block Party being held on Kimberley Road, Leeds, LS9, such that this be prohibited in order to protect the Leeds population and the populations of surrounding Local Authorities from the significant Public health risk of COVID-19 and the spread of this highly infectious disease.
A decision has now been reached to revoke the existing Direction.
A brief statement of the reasons for the decision-
In accordance with the regulations the reason for this decision is that the occasion having passed on which the music event was scheduled to take place, it is the case that the conditions under Regulation 2 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 are no longer met.