Social Gatherings Of More Than Six People Are Restricted In The UK

Coronavirus cases have been on the rise causing new rules to be innovated by the government. Restrictions banning social gatherings of more than six people are now in effect as of Monday 14 September 2020.

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Coronavirus cases have been on the rise causing new rules to be innovated by the government. Restrictions banning social gatherings of more than six people are now in effect as of Monday 14 September 2020.

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People in private households, even if indoors or outdoors must adhere to this rule. Areas such as parks, restaurants, cafes, and other public spaces must put this rule in application.

The regulation does not apply to school and work settings. Larger gatherings are still allowed at gyms, churches, weddings, funerals, and organized team sports.

Evidence showed coronavirus cases rising and the UK’s R numbers are climbing above 1. New data suggested a rise in infections and so stricter regulation were imposed.

A further 3,330 positive cases were recorded in the UK on Sunday – the third consecutive day in which new cases have been over 3,000 – with five more deaths reported.

According to the UK government’s coronavirus dashboard, the total number of reported coronavirus deaths across the UK is 41,628.

Police are given the authority to break down gatherings of more than six people who have not followed the regulation. With every associate of the group being fined €100 for the first offense, and doubling with each offense is a fine of €3, 200.

The Metropolitan Police said it will deploy resources across the capital to enforce the regulation of restrictions on social gatherings.

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The UK government said that they will put coronavirus secure marshals in town and city centers to help confirm and check that regulations are followed.

Chair of the National Police Chiefs Council Martin Hewitt said that preventing the spread of coronavirus is a shared effort, he further said that it is crucially important that citizens take personal responsibility by sticking to the limits and preventing the spread of the deadly virus.

Article Accredited To: Amanda Gumede

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