Today the Prime Minister has made a statement announcing new Covid19 restrictions in England.
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New restrictions to be introduced in England include:
Asking office workers who can work from home to do so. In key public services – and in all professions where homeworking is not possible, such as construction or retail – people should continue to attend their workplaces.
All pubs, bars and restaurants must operate table-service only, except for take-aways.
All hospitality (including pubs, bars and restaurants) must close at 10pm (this means closing and not last orders). The same will apply to takeaways – though deliveries can continue thereafter.
The requirement to wear face coverings will be extended to include:
Staff in retail (in addition to the existing requirement on customers)
All users of taxis and private hire vehicles
All staff and customers in indoor hospitality, except when seated at a table to eat or drink
Schools, colleges and universities will stay open
Covid-secure guidelines will become legal obligations (businesses will be fined and could be closed if they breach these rules)
From Monday, a maximum of 15 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions (however up to 30 can still attend a funeral as now)
The rule of six will be extended to all adult indoor team sports
Business conferences, exhibitions and large sporting events will not be able to reopen from 1 October as previously planned