6 Maximum At Social Gatherings Or £100 fine

Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday 14th September – with some exemptions “- due to a steep rise in coronavirus cases. It will be enforced through a £100 fine if people fail to comply with police.
Families and households with support bubbles more than six people are unaffected.
A new legal limit will ban larger groups meeting anywhere socially indoors or outdoors although it will not apply to schools, workplaces or Covid-secure weddings, funerals and organised team sports.
The new rule applies to private homes, indoors and outdoors, and places such as bars and cafes.
*A full list of exemptions is expected to be published tomorrow from No. 10.

At the time of publishing Dorset’s Covid-19 figures are:

8 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week 30 Aug-5 Sep. The average area in England had 14.

31 cases in the latest week 30 Aug-5 Sep
+20 compared with the previous week
699 total cases to 08 Sep

162 coronavirus-related deaths registered to 28 Aug

Deaths are death registrations where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. Source: ONS, NRS and NISRA – England, Wales and Northern Ireland updated weekly. Scotland updated monthly.
Cases include positive tests of people in hospital and healthcare workers (Pillar 1) and people tested in the wider population (Pillar 2). Public health bodies may occasionally revise their case numbers. Average is a median average of rates per area in each UK nation. Source: UK public health bodies – updated weekdays.

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