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Will it be legal to hold a zoom meeting after May 6th?

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Hello

It has been mentioned the parish Councils cannot meet via Zoom (or similar) after May 6th.

Can anyone confirm this and what would the  alternative be?

Thank you

Miffed
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2 Answers

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There is no alternative to Councillor attendance after the 6th May. Though meetings can still be live streamed for parishioners to watch.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-remote-meetings-high-court-judgment-letter-to-council-leaders
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Some councils are continuing to meet via zoom as 'informal meetings' and have a scheme of delegation for the clerk to make decisions following these meetings.  It is not ideal and in a grey area but some councils are faced with very small halls and / or vulnerable councillors and so have made this decision.

There is a government consultation taking place at the moment on the subject of virtual meetings and so we might find there is a legislative change at some point based on the outcome of this consultation.
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Thank you Mrs Abster; it is interesting as I and my wife are in our 70's and have had one jab so not fully covered (if it works that is)

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