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