The government urges citizens to do the right thing and to respect the new rules, to prevent the further spread of this deadly virus.
England will be banned gatherings of more than six people. This banned is set to be announced by Boris Johnson and will start from Monday to combat a surge in Covid-19 cases.
England forbids social gatherings of more than six people
The Prime Minister will outline the changes through press conference. This decision is motivated by the number of daily cases in the UK that have flown to more than 3,000. The legal limit for social gatherings will be reduced from 30 to 6 in response to the recent spike in Covid-19 infections.
The limitation of gatherings will apply indoors and outdoors, including private homes, parks, pubs and restaurant. The gathering of more than six people will be allowed to support bubble or for work or education purposes. Exemptions will also apply for weddings, funerals and organised team sports in a Covid-secure way.
The Prime Minister said: “We need to act now to stop the virus spreading. So we are simplifying and strengthening the rules on social contact , making them easier to understand and for the police to enforce.”
He also added that it is absolutely essential that people now respect these rules. Citizens must remember the basics to avoid infecting and being infected: washing hands, covering the face, respect social distancing, and undergo the test if they develop symptoms.
Respect the rules to combat the pandemic
On Tuesday, the number of Covid-19 cases reaches 2,420. The Government hopes that the new rules will make it easier for the police to identify and disperse illegal gatherings. Failure to comply could result in a £100 fine, which will double on each repeat offence up to £3,200. The Police Federation of England and Wales ordered the Government to “play its part” through a public information campaign.
John Apter said: “We would urge the public to do the right thing and respect the new rules, to help protect each other and prevent the further spread”. The tightening of restrictions follows warnings from the Joint Biosecurity Centre that infections are increasing considerably, particularly among young people.
Mr Apter also added that there’s a responsibility on younger people to not just stay at home, but to go out, go to work and to enjoy pubs and restaurants in accordance with the guidelines. The Cabinet minister also warned that, with autumn and winter approaching, the UK would need to be “especially cautious”.