Please remember that washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds will remain critical as we increase social contact.
Limits on the number of people you can see socially have changed. From Monday 14 September, when meeting friends and family you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) you must not meet in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors. This is against the law and the police will have the powers to enforce these legal limits, including to issue fines (fixed penalty notices) of £100, doubling for further breaches up to a maximum of £3,200.
When seeing friends and family you do not live with you should:
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Face coverings must now be worn in shops, supermarkets, banks, indoor shopping centres and bus and train stations and public transport.
Face coverings do not need to be a mask, they can be a fabric covering, scarf or bandana - that covers the nose and mouth. For further information visit:
From Saturday 8 August the list of places where you must wear a face covering will be expanded. To find out more, including exemptions from wearing a face mask, visit:
Some people, including those aged 70 and over, those with certain underlying conditions and pregnant women, are clinically vulnerable, meaning they may be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus. As we continue to ease restrictions, this group should continue to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household.
You can now form a 'support bubble' with one other household if you live alone or are a single parent with dependent children.
Inside your support bubble you will be able to act as if you live in the same household - you can spend time together inside each other's homes and do not need to stay 2 metres apart.
You can only be in one support bubble - you should not switch the household you are in a bubble with or create a bubble with more than one household.
Since 13 June; you can attend your place of worship for the purposes of individual prayer.
The government and the NHS both provide public information on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.
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