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Here are the latest government restrictions and guidance for businesses and individuals.

September 23rd 2020 Article

22 Sept 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (22nd September) addressed Parliament and the nation to set out the latest restrictions and guidance for businesses and individuals to following after a rise in coronavirus cases. The Prime Minister also warned that the restrictions he announced could remain in place for six months if cases fail to come down. 

  • Households can only meet up in groups of six both indoors and outdoors 
  • Schools, colleges, universities and places of worship will remain open
  • Office workers should work from home if they can
  • In professions where homeworking isn’t possible people should continue to attend their workplaces
  • From Thursday, all pubs, bars and restaurants must operate with table-service only, except for takeaways
  • All hospitality venues most close at 10pm, the same applies to takeaways although deliveries can continue after 10pm
  • Staff in retail, staff and customers in indoor hospitality, all users of taxis and private hire vehicles are required to wear face coverings
  • In retail, leisure, tourism and other sectors, Covid-secure guidelines will become legal obligations, businesses will be fined and could be closed if they breach these rules
  • Business conferences, exhibitions and large sporting events will not be able to open from 1st October as planned
  • From Monday, a maximum of 15 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people still be able to attend funerals
  • For those that fail to self-isolate will be fined up to £10,000, this will also now apply to businesses breaking Covid rules
  • If you fail to wear a mask or break the rule of six the fine has now double to £200 for a first offence

The restrictions announced yesterday by the Prime Minister only apply to England. Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales all have separate restrictions that may differ to the rules for England. 

  • For the latest information for Scotland please visit Gov.Scot
  • For the latest information for Northern Ireland please visit nidirect
  • For the latest information for Wales please visit Gov.Wales 


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