Previously, guidance in England allowed gatherings of up to six people from different households outdoors, or two households of any size, indoors or outdoors, to meet.
The government made an announcement on September 8, changing the guidelines around social interaction in a bid to limit the spread of the virus.
The new lockdown rules will be introduced in England from Monday in a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus and are aimed to be as simple as possible to follow
He continued: “And now this will be rigorously enforced by the police.”
More than 40,000 people have now died from coronavirus in the UK.
The new lockdown rules come into force on Monday, September 14.
But Health Secretary Matt Hancock informed that one of the main pieces of feedback they had received was that the rules needed to be super simple.
Social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England.
No 10 said that groups of seven or more people of any age “risk being dispersed by police or fined for non-compliance”.
However, this rule does not apply to Covid-secure schools, workplaces, weddings, funerals and organised team sports.
This rule applies to private homes, indoors and outdoors, as well as public places such as bars, pubs, restaurants and cafés.
We are still expected to continue washing hands, using face masks, keeping a social distance and getting tested if you have symptoms.
There are some exceptions to the new rules.
A full list of exemptions is due to be published before the law changes.
For example, households and support bubbles bigger than six people are unaffected.
Those who don’t comply with the rules face a £100 fine, which doubles on each offence up to a maximum of £3,200.