Coronavirus Update

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The Prime Minister has announced new measures making social gatherings of more than six people illegal in England from Monday 14th September 2020. 

This means:

  • Social gatherings of more than six people in England will not be allowed in law from Monday 14 September
  • The new rule applies to any social meetings whether in private homes, indoors and outdoors, and places such as pubs, restaurants, cafes, public outdoor spaces, gyms, and places of worship.
  • It applies to all ages
  • The rule does not apply to households and support bubbles already larger than six people. These groups can still socialise with each other, but are not to come into contact with other groups.
  • The rule also does not affect schools, workplaces and COVID-secure weddings and funerals. Organised team sports are also not affected.
  • The rules come into place from Monday 14 September and will be enforced by the police. Fines of £100 will be issued to anyone ignoring the new rules, and these will double with each subsequent offence up to a maximum of £3,200.
  • A full list of exemptions is due to be published before the law changes on Monday.


More information on the new rules can be found here.


The Prime Minister also reiterated that most important thing we can all do to prevent the spread of the virus is to remember the basics:

  • Wash your hands more often than usual for 20 seconds, especially as soon as you get home
  • If you can, cover your mouth and nose when in places where it’s hard to stay away from other people you do not normally meet
  • Keep your distance - try to stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with (or anyone not in your support bubble)
  • Stay at home and book a test if you have one or more of the following:
    • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
    • a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell (anosmia) – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


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