Rule of six starts today


Start following the Rule of Six today to stay safe

From Monday 14 September 2020, to address the rise in confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country, the Government has made indoor and outdoor social gatherings of more than six people illegal.

Police will enforce the new law - known as the Rule of Six - through £100 fines for anyone failing to comply. Schools, workplaces, weddings and funerals are exempt from the rules.

In the past few weeks, the number of confirmed cases has gone up. People aged 20-39 are the most affected group.

You are safest when you follow this advice:
  • Wash your hands, or use hand sanitiser, regularly and for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your face, when using public transport or in busy spaces like high streets or shops where it may be more difficult to keep your distance
  • Make space, try to stay two metres away from people you don’t live with – including in pubs and restaurants.
If you develop symptoms of the virus, please immediately self-isolate and book a free test online at or by calling 119.