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: