Rule of Six: Here's what you can and cannot do in Dacorum

You also book a test and self-isolate if you think you have symptoms of coronavirus

Monday, 14th September 2020, 1:16 pm
Updated Monday, 14th September 2020, 1:20 pm

New rules banning social gatherings of more than six people have been introduced across England from Monday in a bid to slow the rise in coronavirus cases.

Boris Johnson's he 'Rule of Six' replaces the ban on gatherings of more than 30 and guidance on allowing two households to meet indoors.

It is designed make it easier for the police to identify and disperse illegal gatherings.

New regulations are enforceable by law and police have the power to issue £100 fines, doubling up to £3,200 for repeat offenders.

So, here is a run down of what you should and should not be doing from today:

- Gatherings of more than six people are illegal, both indoors and outdoors, unless it meets one of a limited list of exemptions.

- Households or support bubbles of more than six people can still gather.


- Groups of more than six people are allowed for work or education.

- Places of worship, gyms, restaurants and hospitality settings can still hold more than six people in total.

- Weddings and funerals are also exempt, with up to 30 people allowed to attend.

- Organised team sports carried out in a "Covid-secure way" can have more than six people.

- The "Rule of Six" applies to all ages in England.

- Social venues such as pubs and restaurants are legally required to request test and trace information from customers and keep the details for 21 days.

The government has introduced simplified instructions for keeping yourself and others safe.

Hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds

Face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet

Space – stay two metres apart from people you do not live with where possible.

You also must book a test and self-isolate if you think you have symptoms of coronavirus.