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Coronavirus: New Social Distancing Measures Introduced

The Government has announced that from Monday 14th September, new rules regarding social distancing measures, which are enforceable by law, will come into effect.

The key message is based on the ‘Rule of Six’ which means no one should meet in groups of more than six, indoors or outdoors, at home or elsewhere. The rules will change in England and apply to all ages, as follows:

  • Social gatherings of more than six people will not be allowed in law.
  • The new rule applies to people in private homes, indoors and outdoors, and places such as pubs, restaurants, cafes and public outdoor spaces.
  • People who ignore police could be fined £100 – doubling with each offence to a maximum of £3,200.
If you are concerned that the new law is not being followed by other residents, this should be reported to the Police in the first instance on T: 101. The Police have necessary powers to enforce this law; Blackpool Coastal Housing does not.

Once reported to the Police, you can contact us with the Police Log number so that we can work in partnership with the Police to establish if there has been a breach in tenancy and take appropriate action if required.

Our Anti-Social Behaviour Team can be contacted by telephone on 01253 477900 (select option 3) or by emailing asb@bch.co.uk.

If you have any concerns about COVID-19 you should follow the NHS and Public Health England guidance: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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