The government has updated its coronavirus guidelines, including when you can break the coronavirus rule of six.
The rule bans groups of more than six people gathering – both inside and outside.
But in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus, guidelines have changed slightly.
For example, indoor sports is now also subject to the rule of six.
This means five-a-side football teams can no longer play inside – although they can still play outside.
Those who break the coronavirus rule of six risk getting slapped with a £200 fine from Monday.
At the moment the fine stands at £100, but it will double next week.
But there are some exemptions to the rule of six, where you can’t be fined.
Here is a full list of reasons why you can break the rule of six, as found on the Government website:
- For work, or the provision of voluntary or charitable services
- Registered childcare, education or training
- Supervised activities provided for children, including wraparound care, youth groups and activities, and children’s playgroups
- Providing support to a vulnerable person
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- Providing emergency assistance, and to avoid injury or illness or to escape risk of harm
- For arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents
- Fulfilling a legal obligation such as attending court or jury service
- Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions – from September 28, up to 15 people, in a public place
- Funerals – up to 30 people
From 28 September, this doesn't include wakes, other than for religious ceremonial purposes
- Organised outdoor sport or licensed outdoor physical activity, and supervised sporting activity (indoors or outdoors) for under-18s.
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Organised indoor sport or exercise classes can take place in larger numbers, provided groups of more than six do not mix.
Organised indoor team sports for disabled people can take place in any number.
- Elite sporting competition and training
- Support groups up to 15 – formally organised groups to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support
This includes support to victims of crime, recovering addicts, new parents, people with long-term illnesses, those facing issues relating to their sexuality or gender, and those who have suffered bereavement.
- Protests – if organised in compliance with Covid-19 Secure guidance
All individuals must be socially distanced.
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