Limits on the number of people we all can see socially have changed. From Monday 14 September, when meeting friends and family you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) you must not meet in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors.
The new rules mean you can only meet with people outside of your household group in a group of no more than 6 people. This applies whether you are meeting in your home, outside in the park or at a venue like a restaurant. Please remember that the principles remain, in order to stop the spread of the virus we all need to:
– Keep our distance – 2m is best
– Wear a face covering in public spaces it isn’t easy to social distance in
– Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds or more each time
– Stay at home if you have symptoms and ask for a test.
The new rules mean that when seeing friends and family you do not live with you should:
• meet in groups of 6 or less
• follow social distancing rules
• limit how many different people you see socially over a short period of time
• meet people outdoors where practical: meeting people outdoors is safer than meeting people indoors because fresh air provides better ventilation