By Tatiana Zaituni
From Monday, September 14, England’s fight against coronavirus is a numbers game.
The Government announced social gatherings of more than six people are illegal in England. The rule applies both inside and outside and is an attempt to control the increasing infection rate.
The new restrictions will affect everyone, and people over the age of 18 can be fined up to £3,200 if they fail to follow the new law.
The Government also has introduced a £10 000 fine for those who hold an illegal gathering of more than 30 people.
Home Secretary, Priti Patel said: “Across the country, we have all made enormous sacrifices in the fight against coronavirus. However, the recent rise in cases makes it clear that more needs to be done to stop the spread of this disease.
“From Monday, new laws will enable the police to fine anyone in breach of the rule of six. As we continue to fight this virus, I urge the public not [to] participate in social gatherings of more than six people in any setting, indoors or outdoors.”
Social gathering of more than six people from will not be allowed, unless they’re in your support bubble.
The new rules apply to restaurants, pubs, cafes and other places where customers have to wear face-covering indoors.
Yet, it exempts, schools, universities, workplaces, weddings, funerals, organised sports events and places of worship.
Businesses and events in affected areas such as, Kirklees, Bradford and Calderdale should take action to ensure that locals do not socialise with people who do not live in the same household.
The ‘rule of six’ kicked into force in England this Monday, after an increase COVID-19 infections spiking around the country.
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