From Monday 14 September, social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal across England as the government attempts to curb the spread of coronavirus.
On Wednesday Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce the change in the law after coronavirus cases almost hit 3,000 in a 24-hour period.
The gatherings of six people will apply to those meeting indoors and outdoors, which includes private homes, as well as parks, pubs and restaurants.
Johnson is expected to tell the press conference: “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.
“It is absolutely critical that people now abide by these rules and remember the basics – washing your hands, covering your face, keeping space from others, and getting a test if you have symptoms.”
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