Boris Johnson has urged office workers to stay at home and slashed wedding parties to 15 people as part of his fresh battle plan to tackle the surge in coronavirus cases.
The Prime Minister also announced that masks must be worn in restaurants and bars, except when seated at tables, and that the ‘rule of six’ exemption for indoor sports would be scrapped, as he confirmed a 10pm curfew for the hospitality sector.
Mr Johnson, who will also give a televised address at 8pm, warned that the new restrictions could remain in place for “perhaps six months” as the UK attempts to curb a second wave of the virus .
In a huge clampdown on potential flouters, fines for breaking the ‘rule of six’ for the first time have doubled to £200. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said it is “right” Mr Johnson is announcing further measures.