New rules are being introduced to tackle the rise of Coronavirus cases.

Speaking in the House of Commons Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out the rules for England and said similar measures will be in place across the rest of the UK.

A month ago, on average a thousand people across the UK were testing positive for Coronavirus every day.

The latest figure has almost quadrupled to 3,929.

Here is all you need to know:


All hospitality, leisure, entertainment, and tourism businesses will have to shut from 10pm till 5am.

From Thursday, all pubs, bars, and restaurants will be restricted to table service only. Takeaways can continue afterwards.


People working in retail, those travelling in taxis, staff, and customers in indoor hospitality – except while seated at a table to eat or drink would have to wear face coverings.


Effective immediately those who can work from home are being urged to do so.  The Prime Minister said office workers should work from home again where possible, although those in key public services and in all professions where this is not possible, such as construction and retail, should continue to go in.


15 people can now attend weddings, but 30 can still go to a funeral.

The phased reopening of stadiums for sporting events from 1 October has been postponed.


Fines for not wearing a face covering will now double to £200 for a first offence

COVID-secure guidelines will become a legal obligation for retail, leisure, and tourism firms, with those who do not comply running the risk of fines of £10,000 or closure

Speaking to MP’s Mr Johnson warned “I want to stress that this is by no means a return to the full lockdown of March. We’re not issuing a general instruction to stay at home. We will ensure that schools, colleges, universities stay open because nothing is more important than the education, health and well-being of our young people.”

But he also warned “significantly greater restrictions” could come if necessary.

Mr Johnson said the government would provide police and local authorities in England with extra funding to enforce the regulations and the option to draw on military support. The Prime Minister went on to admit these new measures could be in place for 6months.

For more details on the measures you can visit GOV.UK