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Rule of 6 - the updated Coronavirus social distancing rules - September 2020

on Thu, 10/09/2020 - 12:13pm

The maximum number of people allowed to meet as a group socially is being reduced from 30 to 6 (14/9/20).

This applies both indoors and outdoors, and to all ages and includes gatherings in private homes, gardens, venues like pubs and restaurants, and in outdoor spaces like parks.

Some gatherings of more than six people will be allowed, for example:

  • If your household or support bubble is larger than six
  • Where gatherings are for work or education purposes
  • Weddings and funerals
  • Team sports organised in a way limiting the spread of coronavirus

If you live in a household of more than six you can gather in public or private. However, you will not be able to join with anyone from outside of your household.

Groups larger than six can be broken up by police and members of the group can be fined if they fail to follow the rules. This will be £100 for a first offence, doubling on each further offence up to £3,200.