New Covid rules: From Thursday 24 September 2020 – More face coverings and fines

New Covid rules announced and published on 22 September 2020 by the government.


Boris Johnson said the new measures would probably stay in place for the next six months.
  • Pubs, bars and restaurants to close at 22:00 BST
  • They will also be restricted to table service only
  • People should work from home wherever possible
  • Face masks compulsory for bar staff and non-seated customers, shop workers and waiters
  • Limit on guests at weddings reduced from 30 to 15
  • Plans to allow fans to return to sporting events paused
  • “Rule of six” now applies to indoor team sports
  • Fines for not wearing masks or following rules increased to £200 for first offence

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