Household gathering limit to be cut to battle coronavirus spike in England – Latest News

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The Government’s current guidance stipulates that only groups from two different households should socialise indoors with less than 30 people at any event.

After a concerning spike in coronavirus infections across the country, the figure will be reduced in an effort to reduce the transmission of the virus, Sky News reports.

The Government’s guidance says only groups from two different households should socialise indoors with a maximum of 30 people, but that limit is reportedly set to be reduced

The rules around how many people can gather inside together are set to be changes

Lockdown restrictions are easing in Greater Manchester today, with the exception of Bolton

Bolton is still under tight social distancing measures

A government source has said the new figure will be less than 30, but the exact number hasn’t yet been worked out.

The maximum number of people allowed to gather in one house in England will reportedly be cut.

On Monday there were 2,948 new Covid-19 cases reported in England, the highest number since May 22.

A gathering with 30 or more attendees is illegal and can be punished with a £100 fine, rising to £3,200 for repeat offenders.

From Tuesday, casinos, bowling alleys and other leisure facilities can re-open everywhere in Greater Manchester except Bolton, which is still struggling to get its outbreak under control.

The news comes as lockdown rules change in many parts of the country.

In Leicester, indoor gyms, sports courts and indoor swimming pools will be able to reopen from Tuesday.

However residents should continue to not meet with people they don’t live with, or in their home or garden.

Socially distanced indoor performances can also resume, and the remaining restrictions on close contact services such as treatments can be lifted.

Casinos, skating rinks, bowling alleys, indoor play areas and exhibition centres remain closed.

Indoor performances, close contact services, and wedding receptions should not reopen or restart in Leicester yet.

From Tuesday, casinos, skating rinks, bowling alleys, indoor play areas and exhibition centres can open in the Lancashire towns.

There are local restrictions in Blackburn with Darwen, Oldham and Pendle.

And indoors gyms, sports courts and facilities and indoor swimming pools.

If you live in the affected areas you should not meet people you don’t live with in your, or their home or garden.

The same applies to indoor performances and close contact services.

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