Together We’re Better Update – w/c 21st September

This week has seen the news about some new measures that are coming into force, the main points made are:

  • Schools and colleges will remain open and businesses can stay open in a “COVID compliant way”
  • The advice is now to work from home if you can, despite advice earlier in this month to go back to the workplace
  • Pubs in England now have a 10pm curfew in place, and table service is required
  • Staff in the hospitality and retail sectors will now need to wear face coverings, 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
  • The maximum number of guests at weddings now reduces from 30 to 15, but 30 mourners are still
    permitted at a funeral
  • The £10,000 fines imposed on those who don’t quarantine will now be applied to businesses
  • The penalty for failing to wear a mask or breaking the rule of six will double to £200 for a first offence
  • Those who shielded earlier this year do not need to shield, except in local lockdown areas
  • Plans to allow fans to watch sport live from the 1st October has now been delayed.

You can see the full statement on the government website.

Other updates include:

  • Childcare during COVID-19
  • Protect your loved ones. Download the app
  • Local testing and,
  • An update on the COVID-19 position in some of our local areas

Read the full update here: Stakeholder update wc 21 Sept 2020 – v2