What are the new restrictions?
• 10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants from Thursday • Table service only in hospitality venues • Work from home if you can • Customers must wear face coverings in taxis, as well as staff in retail • Staff and customers in indoor hospitality must now wear face coverings • From Monday, only 15 people can attend a wedding service and reception - 30 people can still attend a funeral • A maximum of six people can take part in indoor team sports • Large sports events and conferences will not take place from 1 October, as previously planned • Businesses will be fined £10,000 and could be closed if they breach regulations • The fine for people not wearing face coverings in shops, supermarkets, public transport, taxis and in indoor hospitality will double to £200 for a first time offence, from £100 • This fine will be the same for those who break the "rule of six" • Those who have been shielding do not need to do so except in local lockdown areas.
What was already restricted?
• Social gatherings of more than six people indoors and outdoors are banned in England and Scotland • In Scotland, only two households are allowed to be part of the group of six • In Northern Ireland, no households are allowed to mix indoors and no more than six people from two households can meet outdoors from Tuesday evening • In Wales, six people are allowed indoors and 30 people outdoors • Venues, including pubs and restaurants, are legally required to request customers' details for test and trace and keep them for 21 days • Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets and on public transport unless they are exempt for medical reasons.
What are you allowed to do?
• Households or support bubbles of more than six people can still gather • Groups of more than six people are allowed for work or education • Places of worship, gyms, restaurants and hospitality settings can still hold more than six people in total • Funerals with up to 30 people are allowed in England and Wales and 20 people in Scotland, while it is up to the venue in Northern Ireland • Weddings of up to 15 people are allowed in England • Organised team sports outside carried out in a "COVID-secure way" can have more than six people
What happens if you break the rules?
• For people who do not wear face coverings, and who are not exempt, in places legally stated there are fines of £200 in England, or £60 in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales • People with coronavirus symptoms who do not self-isolate will face fines of £1,000, rising to £10,000 for repeat offences from 28 September • If people prevent others from self-isolating - such as bosses threatening redundancy - they can also be fined • Businesses who break the mask and "rule of six" will be fined £10,000 or closed down • Anyone who breaks the rules on social gatherings will be fined £200 with the penalty doubling on each further repeat offence up to £3,200 • "COVID-secure marshals" will enforce social distancing rules in town and city centres, the prime minister has said • Border Force is also stepping up the enforcement of quarantine rules for travellers into the country.