UK house of commons – PM Boris Johnson announces new numerous further level 4 restrictions that will last next 6 months

More measures announced
Johnson says the new rule on table service will mean fines if it is broken.

The PM then announces there will be new places where face coverings will be required.

Staff in the hospitality and retail sectors will now need to wear them, as well as passengers travelling in taxis.

The exemptions to the “rule of six” will be cut down. For example, people doing indoor team sports will now not be allowed.

And when it comes to weddings, the limit on guests will now reduce from 30 to 15.

Finally, plans for trials to have the public return to sporting events and conference centres have also been paused.

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Covid: UK coronavirus alert level moving to 4

The UK’s coronavirus alert level is being upgraded from 3 to 4, meaning transmission is “high or rising exponentially”, its chief medical officers have said.

It comes after the government’s scientific adviser warned there could be 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action.

On Monday, a further 4,368 daily cases were reported in the UK, up from 3,899.

The prime minister will make a statement in the Commons on Tuesday.

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said it sounded “very likely” that pubs and other venues in England will be forced to have 22:00 closing times, alongside other measures.

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The PM then announces there will be new places where face coverings will be required.

Staff in the hospitality and retail sectors will now need to wear them, as well as passengers travelling in taxis.

The exemptions to the “rule of six” will be cut down. For example, people doing indoor team sports will now not be allowed.

And when it comes to weddings, the limit on guests will now reduce from 30 to 15.

 

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