England to ban social gatherings of more than six people following spike in Covid-19 cases

From next Monday, England will ban social gatherings of more than six people as the UK Government seeks to curb the rise in Covid-19 cases.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to announce at a press conference the change in the law after the number of daily UK cases has nearly risen to 3,000.

This limit, which was originally 30 people, will apply to both indoor and outdoor gatherings.

Gatherings that contain over six people will only be permitted where the household or support bubble is larger than six, or where the gathering is related to work or school.

A full list of exemptions is to be published soon, these exemptions include weddings, funerals and organised team sports.

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