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NEW RULES EX­PLAINED...

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WORK FROM HOME IF YOU CAN

OF­FICE staff who can work ef­fec­tively from home should do so. Pub­lic sec­tor em­ploy­ees in es­sen­tial ser­vices should go to work where nec­es­sary. Any­one who can­not op­er­ate from home should work in a Covid- se­cure en­vi­ron­ment.

FINES

COVID- se­cure guide­lines will be a le­gal obli­ga­tion for re­tail, leisure and tourism firms, with those not com­ply­ing run­ning the risk of fines of £ 10,000 or clo­sure. The penalty for not wear­ing a mask or break­ing the rule of six will dou­ble to £ 200.

HOSPI­TAL­ITY CUR­FEWS

HOSPI­TAL­ITY, leisure, en­ter­tain­ment and tourism busi­nesses must close to the pub­lic be­tween 10pm and 5am.

Take­aways can de­liver out­side these hours. All pubs, bars and restau­rants must pro­vide a ta­ble ser­vice only.

FACE COV­ER­INGS

FACE cov­er­ings will be manda­tory for staff work­ing in re­tail and hospi­tal­ity roles, cus­tomers in in­door hospi­tal­ity ( apart from when eat­ing or drink­ing) and pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling in taxis and pri­vate hire ve­hi­cles.

IN­DOOR SPORT AND SPEC­TA­TOR SPORT

THE rule of six has been ex­tended to in­door adult sports. The planned changes for a re­turn of busi­ness events and so­cially dis­tanced crowds at sport­ing events on Oc­to­ber 1 have been paused.

FU­NER­ALS AND WED­DINGS

WED­DING cer­e­monies and re­cep­tions in Eng­land are to be capped at 15 peo­ple, but not un­til Mon­day.

Funeral ser­vices are ex­empt from the re­stric­tions, with the max­i­mum num­ber of mourn­ers re­main­ing at 30.

SHIELD­ING

VUL­NER­A­BLE peo­ple will not have to shield from the virus un­less they live where lo­cal lock­downs are in force.

Peo­ple at risk of the bug will be sent let­ters with ad­vice telling them to stay in­side in ar­eas where cases are ris­ing.

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