Key points of new Covid-19 measures coming into force across the UK
3 years ago
Boris Johnson has announced new measures to combat the rise of COVID-19 cases across the UK.
Here are the key points, which will come into force in England in the next week, from the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons.
– Office workers who can work from home should do so.
– Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will be ordered to close by 10pm each night.
PM #COVID19 update:
🔲 Those who can work from home should do so
🔲 From Thursday pubs, bars & restaurants in England is table service only & should close at 10pm
🔲 From Monday, maximum of 15 people at weddings & 30 at funerals
🔲 These restrictions could apply for 6 months pic.twitter.com/VIO4jZOn44
— The Guide Liverpool 🌇 (@TheGuideLpool) September 22, 2020
– The hospitality sector will be restricted to table service only.
– Face coverings must be worn in taxis and private hire vehicles, and by retail staff while at work.
– Customers in indoor hospitality will also have to wear face coverings – except while seated at a table to eat or drink.
– The exemptions to the rule of six will be reduced, banning indoor team sport – such as indoor five-a-side football matches.
– The planned return of spectators to sports venues will now not go ahead from October 1.
– Wedding ceremonies and receptions will be capped at 15 people from Monday.