The latest Covid-19 restrictions in England

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The Prime Minister has announced the following rules from Thursday 24th September in England:

  • The planned reopening of conferences, exhibitions and events on 1st Oct has been suspended.
  • Pubs, restaurants and bars will have to close at 10pm (except for takeaways).
  • Only “table-only” service will be allowed at pubs, restaurants and bars.
  • Staff in retail and indoor hospitality will have to wear masks.
  • The Covid-secure workplace guidance will become a legal obligation.
  • The number of people able to attend a wedding is being reduced to 15 from the previous 30.
  • The £10,000 fines imposed on those who don’t quarantine will now be applied to businesses and the penalty for failing to wear a mask or breaking rule of six will double to £200.
  • Exemptions to the “rule of six” will be reduced.
  • People have been asked to work from home if they can.

He also said that these new restrictions may be in place for six months.