New 6 people coronavirus rules: What you can and can’t do from Monday explained

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BRITS are set to face tough new restrictions as the number of those allowed to gather is slashed from 30 to six.

The clampdown comes as coronavirus cases continue to soar across the UK.

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The new clampdown measures will be introduced across England to lower the number of people meeting in groups indoors and out.

Under the current rules, no more than 30 people can meet inside with up to one other household, but this has been slashed to just six.

The new rules also stipulate that the six people can be from different households, in an attempt to bring rules in line with outdoor gatherings.

Anyone in your support bubble counts as one household.

The rule of six will also extend to gatherings organised outside.

The latest government guidelines were announced by Boris Johnson at a coronavirus press briefing on September 9.

There are some exemptions, including those from large families and support bubbles.

Exemptions will also apply for weddings, funerals and organised team sports in a Covid-secure way.

Gatherings for more than six will also be allowed for work, schools or education purposes.

Places of worship will also be exempt.

The number of people allowed to meet inside or outside varies throughout the UK.

Up to eight people from three different households can meet indoors in Scotland, up to six people from two households in Northern Ireland and up to four households can form an “extended household” in Wales.

The new rules will come into effect on Monday, September 14, to gatherings in private homes, parks, pubs and restaurants.

Matt Hancock said the rules would be in place for the “foreseeable future”.

“I really hope we can turn this round before Christmas. I think that, in a pandemic, Christmas is a long way off,” he told BBC Radio 4.

“Three months is a long time in a pandemic and I very much hope this strong rule, together with the local action we’ve taken in places like Bolton… I very hope much therefore this can work to do that by Christmas.”

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New £100 fines have been announced if Brits meet in groups of more than six indoors or out, doubling for each repeat offence up to £3,200.

Marshals will also be brought in to enforce social distancing in city centres.

The “toughening up” of the rules is a bid to stop the virus’ spread.

Scientists and Health Secretary Hancock warned that the UK was on the brink of a second Covid peak.

The measures aim to put a halt to rising cases which could trigger a second national lockdown.

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The rule of 6 will include children, so if there is a household of five with three kids and two parents, they will only be able to meet up with one other person.

Family gatherings won’t be able to take place if the total number exceeds six people.

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Social premises including pubs, restaurants and cafes will be legally required to request test and trace information from customers and keep those details for 21 days.

Contact tracing will allow governments to track outbreaks and the spread of the virus if needed – alerting people who may have become infected by spending time in close contact with an infected person.

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Weddings and funerals can go ahead with a limit of up to 30 people in a location that follows Covid-19 guidelines – meaning it cannot be hosted in a home or garden.

Couples do not need to wear masks on their special day but if you are planning on exchanging rings, then you will need to wash your hands first.

Weddings should be kept “as short as reasonably possible” and limited to just what is legally binding.

Guests must keep socially distant where possible during the ceremony and after-party in a Covid-secure venue.

Seating should be arranged so guests can keep socially distant and remain in familial pods.

Wedding buffets are out as formal, plated meals become the norm with a maximum of two households per table during the meal.

Thirty people can attend funerals with social distancing taking place and must wear a face covering.

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