England: new coronavirus rules

Posted 18/09/2020

New rules in England to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

On Monday (14th September) new rules came into force in England to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

  • You must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6 – indoors or outdoors, including in homes.
  • If you are going to places that are “COVID-secure” like restaurants, pubs and businesses your group can’t be more than 6 people.
  • If you’re not exempt, wear a face mask indoors in places where social distancing is difficult like shops, public transport, cinemas and museums. You can take them off when eating and drinking.
  • You should continue to keep a 2-metre distance between others.

There are a number of areas in England that have local lockdowns where there are extra restrictions on what you can and can’t do. These include: Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Bolton, Leicester, areas of the North of England, areas of the North East of England and Blackburn with Darwen, Oldham, Pendle.

You can find out more about local lockdowns on our page here.
You can view Easy Read resources on coronavirus here.


Correct as of: 18/09/2020 16:00