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New Government Measures

The changes announced 9 September are only applicable in England. Elsewhere in the UK there are separate stipulations, as below.

If meeting outside, the number of people who can gather varies:


If meeting in your home or hospitality venue:

  • In Scotland , up to eight people  from three different households


    Social distancing rules and guidelines

    Across the UK the advice is to maintain a 2m (6ft) distance from people with whom you do not, but there are some differences:

    • In England, if it’s not possible to be 2m away, you can stay “1m plus” apart. The “plus” means doing something else  to limit your possible exposure – like wearing a face covering
    • In Scotland, there are exemptions to the 2m rule in some places  – such as pubs and restaurants. Children aged 11 or under do not need to social distance
    • In Wales, the 2m guidance  reflects the fact it’s not realistic to stay that far apart somewhere like a hairdresser’s. Primary age children in Wales are also exempt
      • Northern Ireland‘s guidance was 1m (3ft) for a time, but is now  back at 2m


      Additional restrictions apply in local lockdown areas.




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