New COVID restrictions: What you can and can’t do

New COVID restrictions: What you can and can’t do

Boris Johnson has actually announced additional restrictions in an attempt to curb the growing spread of COVID-19 throughout the UK amidst cautions cases and deaths might increase rapidly.

The prime minister said unless there is proof of development, the measures may remain in location in England for six months.

These are on top of limitations currently in place, with some areas having stricter rules than others due to regional spikes.


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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon likewise announced new procedures for Scotland and said she hoped they would not remain in location for six months but could not rule it out.

Sky News lists the new guidelines, what was currently limited, what you can do and what the penalty is for disobeying the rules.

What are the new restrictions for England?

  • 10 pm curfew for bars, bars and dining establishments from Thursday 24 September
  • Table service just in hospitality locations
  • Work from home if you can
  • Clients should use face coverings in taxis, along with staff in retail
  • Personnel and customers in indoor hospitality should now use face coverings
  • From Monday 28 September, just 15 individuals can participate in a wedding service and reception – 30 people can still attend a funeral
  • A maximum of six individuals can take part in indoor group sports
  • Large sports events and conferences will not happen from 1 October, as formerly prepared
  • Companies will be fined ₤10,000 and could be closed if they breach policies
  • The fine for people not wearing face coverings in shops, supermarkets, public transport, taxis and in indoor hospitality will double to ₤200 for a very first time offence, from ₤100
  • This fine will be the same for those who break the “guideline of 6”
  • Those who have been protecting do not require to do so except in regional lockdown locations.

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What are the new limitations in Scotland?

  • 10 pm curfew for clubs, bars and restaurants from Friday 25 September
  • Checking out other households inside is prohibited across Scotland from Wednesday 23 September
  • Do not share cars and truck journeys with people outside your households
  • Work from home if you can

What was already limited?

  • Celebration of more than 6 people indoors and outdoors are banned in England
  • In Scotland, only two families are allowed to be part of a group of 6 outdoors
  • In Northern Ireland, no households are enabled to blend inside and no greater than six people from 2 households can satisfy outdoors
  • In Wales, 6 individuals are permitted inside your home and 30 individuals outdoors
  • Also in Wales, hospitality companies should offer table service only and close at 10 pm, while off-licences and grocery stores should stop selling alcohol at 10 pm
  • Venues, including pubs and restaurants, are legally needed to demand clients’ details for test and trace and keep them for 21 days
  • Face coverings need to be worn in shops, grocery stores and on public transportation unless they are exempt for medical reasons.
  • Families or support bubbles of more than six individuals can still collect inside your home in England and just outdoors in Scotland
  • Groups of more than 6 people are enabled for work or education
  • Places of praise, fitness centers, dining establishments and hospitality settings can still hold more than six individuals in total
  • Funeral Services with up to 30 people are enabled in England and Wales and 20 individuals in Scotland, while it is up to the place in Northern Ireland
  • Wedding Events of up to 15 individuals are allowed in England, 30 in Wales and 20 in Scotland.
    • For people who do not use face coverings, and who are not exempt, in locations legally stated there are fines of ₤200 in England, or ₤60 in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales
    • Individuals with coronavirus symptoms who do not self-isolate will deal with fines of ₤ 1,000, increasing to ₤10,000 for repeat offenses from 28 September
    • If individuals avoid others from self-isolating – such as employers threatening redundancy – they can likewise be fined
    • Businesses who break the mask policies and “rule of 6” in England will be fined ₤10,000 or closed down – Scotland is thinking about the exact same
    • Anyone who breaks the rules on social gatherings in England will be fined ₤200 with the charge doubling on each additional repeat offence up to ₤ 3,200
    • ” COVID-secure marshals” will impose social distancing guidelines in town and city centres, the prime minister has said
    • Border Force is also stepping up the enforcement of quarantine guidelines for travellers into the nation
    • There will be more police on the streets to ensure guidelines are adhered to
    • The armed forces might be called in to help cops if needed

    Rhondda Cynon Taf in Wales had a ban on individuals entering or leaving the area “without a reasonable excuse”, while homes are not permitted to meet indoors and an 11 pm curfew was enforced on restaurants, clubs and bars.

    Caerphilly, Wales, had a restriction on people leaving or getting in the location without a sensible excuse and everyone over the age of 11 has to wear face coverings in stores, while individuals need to not fulfill other households inside your home.

    Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire homeowners are banned from fulfilling people from another home inside their home.

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    Leicester locals can not meet anybody from another household in a home or garden however those shielding will no longer have to from 5 October.

    Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale in West Yorkshire has also seen a ban on individuals socialising with other homes in personal houses and gardens.

    Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport and Blaenau Gwent in south Wales are under a regional lockdown, with people not allowed to leave or get in those locations without a reasonable reason, venues closed from 10 pm and indoor meetings banned.

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