New Government Measures for Social Gatherings

  • Social gatherings of more than six people in England will not be allowed in law from Monday 14 September
  • The new rule will apply both indoors and outdoors, and to all ages.
  • Pubs, restaurants, shops and other venues will remain open, but people can only attend in groups of up to six. Venues should also allow for social distancing between groups.
  • Similarly, places of worship may remain open but with a limit of six people attending per group.

Some gatherings of more than six people will be allowed, for example:

  • If your household or support bubble is larger than six
  • Where gatherings are for work or education purposes
  • Weddings and funerals
  • Team sports organised in a way limiting the spread of coronavirus

If you live in a household of more than six you can gather in public or private. However, you will not be able to join with anyone from outside of your household.

Police will issue fines to those ignoring these measures £100 – doubling with each offence to a maximum of £3,200

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), ask for a test to check if you have the virus.