We have concluded that it is necessary to tighten some existing restrictions, to help curb the spread of the virus especially between and within households.
As of now, up to eight people from three households can meet indoors. Larger outdoor gatherings are also permitted.
I can confirm that we intend to change this, so that a maximum of six people from two households will now be permitted to meet together.
To help reduce transmission – but also simplify the rules as much as possible – this new limit will apply both indoors, in houses, in pubs and restaurants, and also outdoors including in private gardens.