Section 277 of the Sentencing Act 2020 provides:
277 Suspended sentence order for person aged 21 or over: availability
(1) This section applies where, in dealing with an offender for an
offence, a court passes a sentence of imprisonment.
(2) A suspended sentence order (see section 286) is available in
relation to that sentence if the term of the sentence of imprisonment
is (a) at least 14 days, but (b) not more than 2 years.
Chapter 5 of Part 10 of the Act contains provisions relating to suspended sentence orders (SSOs). The following are applicable:
286 (2) A suspended sentence order may also specify one or more
available community requirements with which the offender must comply
during the supervision period.
286 (4) The community requirements are listed in column 1 of the
community requirements table (see section 287).
286 (5) Provision about each requirement is made by the provisions of
Schedule 9 mentioned in the corresponding entry in column 2 of that
The community requirements table in section 287 contains the following community requirements which may be imposed as part of a SSO:
- Unpaid work requirement
- Rehabilitation activity requirement
- Programme requirement
- Prohibited activity requirement
- Curfew requirement
- Exclusion requirement
- Residence requirement
- Foreign travel prohibition requirement
- Mental health treatment requirement
- Drug rehabilitation requirement
- Alcohol treatment requirement
- Alcohol abstinence and monitoring requirement
- Attendance centre requirement
- Electronic compliance monitoring requirement
- Electronic whereabouts monitoring requirement
Each of these are described in detail in Schedule 9. I wasn't able to find the sentencing judgment for this particular case, but my guess would be that the judge imposed either an unpaid work requierment or a rehabilitation activity requirement (the 1st and 2nd on the list). None of the others appear to be applicable.
Part 1 of Schedule 9:
1(1) In this Code “unpaid work requirement”, in relation to a relevant
order, means a requirement that the offender must perform unpaid work
in accordance with the instructions of the responsible officer as to
(a) the work to be performed, and (b) the times, during a period of 12
months, at which the offender is to perform it.
Part 2 of Schedule 9:
4(1) In this Code “rehabilitation activity requirement”, in relation
to a relevant order, means a requirement that, during the relevant
period, the offender must comply with any instructions given by the
responsible officer to do either or both of the following (a) attend
appointments; (b) participate in activities.
5(4) The responsible officer, when instructing the offender to
participate in activities, may require the offender (a) to participate
in specified activities and, while doing so, comply with instructions
given by the person in charge of the activities, or (b) to go to a
specified place and, while there, comply with any instructions given
by the person in charge of the place.