Covid New National Restrictions

The restrictions listed below apply to England and were announced 22 September 2020.

1. Office workers who can work from home are being asked to do so.

2. From Thursday, all pubs, bars and restaurants must operate table-service only, except for takeaways.

3. All hospitality venues must close at 10pm.

4. More people must wear face coverings - staff working in retail; all users of taxis and private hire vehicles; and staff and customers in indoor hospitality venues - except when seated at tables to eat or drink.

5. In retail, leisure, tourism and other sectors, government’s Covid-secure guidelines will become legal obligations.

6. From Monday, a maximum of 15 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions.

7. The rule of six is being extended to all adult indoor team sports.

8. Business conferences, exhibitions and large sporting events will not be able to reopen from 1 October.

9. Stronger penalties for failing to adhere to government restrictions: a fine of up to £10,000 for businesses that break the rules and the penalty for failing to wear a mask or breaking the rule of six will now double to £200 for a first offence.

The Group Leaders of London Councils met with the Mayor of London and Professor Kevin Fenton, London regional director for Public Heath England, on Monday to examine the most recent data on Covid-19 infection rates in London.

The meeting agreed to ask the government to consider a range of potential measures to slow the spread of the virus and save Londoners lives.

This includes some new restrictions similar to those introduced in the north west and north east of England. London local government will be asking the government consider these as soon as possible to keep London safe

Should any additional measures be applied to London, these will be announced separately.

source londoncouncils 23.09.20