UK coronavirus rules changing again on Friday – here’s what you need to know

With the government advice constantly under review, it’s hard to know what the current advice is in the UK.

Due to the rise in the number of coronavirus infections, new restrictions came into effect on Monday, September 14.

The new rule bans gatherings of more than six people indoors and outdoors.

A new coronavirus law affecting how people eat out and socialise will come into effect on Friday, September 18.

The rule changes could also apply to anyone planning to get a haircut, visit the cinema or bowling alley.

From Friday, all venues will have to take contact details for people who are eating and drinking in.

Up until now it has been voluntary, but from Friday it becomes mandatory.

Those who wish to visit any of these venues will have to leave their name, address, phone number and email.

It’s believed this rule could also apply to hairdressers, barbers and other venues.

But the rule is to be defined further this week.

The businesses will keep the information for 21 days, and hand it over to NHS Test and Trace if they are asked.

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This is done in a bid to track the spread of coronavirus.

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: “NHS Test and Trace is a vital part of the government’s response to fighting coronavirus, designed to help us return to a more normal way of life and reduce the need for local lockdowns in the future.

“The system cannot operator without the cooperation of businesses. We are now mandating venues collect the necessary contact details and support NHS Test and Trace to stop the spread of the virus.”

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If you don’t give up your details, you could be refused entry.

Venues could also be fined if they do not ask for the information.

NHS Test and Trace will contact everyone who may have been exposed to the virus, and provide health advice.

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