England bans gathering of more than 6 persons, defaulters face £100 fine

In the wake of surging cases of Coronavirus infections, the British Government has banned gatherings of more than 6 persons.

This comes on the heels of a sharp rise in coronavirus infections across the UK, with more than 8,000 new cases confirmed over the past three days alone.

Currently, the lawful limit on gatherings is 30 people.

The chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, and chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, have agreed that the action is needed urgently after the number of positive cases rose steeply.

The rules will apply across England to all ages and to indoor and outdoor gatherings.

This will include private homes, parks, pubs and restaurants and they will be applied to all ages.

Failure to stick to the new rules could mean a £100 fine, which will double with every subsequent offence up to £3,200.

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