September 9, 2020
A ban on groups of more than six people gathering in homes, parks, pubs and restaurants in England is being imposed by Boris Johnson in the biggest coronavirus crackdown since lockdown rules were eased.
First offenders will be fined £100, which will double on each further repeat offence up to £3,200, the prime minister will announce in a bid to stem an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases in the UK.
“We need to act now to stop the virus spreading,” Mr Johnson will declare at a Downing Street news conference, coinciding with a new government advertising campaign entitled “Hands. Face. Space.”.
“So we are simplifying and strengthening the rules on social contact, making them easier to understand and for the police to enforce,” the PM will announce.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 3:37 am