Restrictions to be announced on social gatherings in England

Written by on 8 September 2020

Restrictions to be announced on social gatherings in England Restrictions to be announced on social gatherings in England

Boris Johnson will announce that most gatherings of more than six people will be made illegal from Monday

Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday as the Government seeks to curb the rise in coronavirus cases.

Boris Johnson will use a press conference on Wednesday to announce the change in the law after the number of daily positive Covid-19 cases in the UK rose to almost 3,000.

The legal limit on social gatherings will be reduced from 30 people to six. It will apply to gatherings indoors and outdoors – including private homes, as well as parks, pubs and restaurants.

Gatherings of more than six people will be allowed where the household or support bubble is larger than six, or where the gathering is for work or education purposes.

Exemptions will also apply for weddings, funerals and organised team sports in a Covid-secure way.

Published: by Radio NewsHub


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