Coronavirus: Household assembly limit should be reduced to tackle peak COVID-19 | Political news


The maximum number of people who can legally gather in a house in England will be reduced to try to stop another coronavirus spike, Sky News has understood.

A government source said the figure will be reduced to 30, but the new figure is still being corrected as part of a “boost” approach.

It follows a sharp rise COVID-19[feminine[feminine infections recently, with 2,948 reported on Monday – the highest number since May 22.

“People relaxed too much”

Experts warn that the comparison should be treated with caution as double the number of tests is being performed now.

Under current government leadership, only groups from two different households are expected to socialize indoors.

But the law says gatherings of 30 people are illegal and fines of £ 100 can be imposed for infractions, reaching £ 3,200 for subsequent violators.

It comes amid complaints from some people that they cannot order a coronavirus test online, simply being told ‘this service is currently unavailable’.

Sarah-Jane Marsh, director of tests at Operation Whitehall Test and Trace, said laboratory services are at a ‘pinch point’ and offered him a “sincere apology.”

England’s deputy medical director Professor Jonathan Van-Tam also intervened yesterday to warn cases increase because people have “relaxed too much”.

And fear is mounting as the new academic year begins this fall – with students preparing to travel across the country.

Robert Jenrick, the housing secretary, said Sky News students should “exercise some caution … especially when they come home and see their elderly parents.”

He added that young people should use an “extra degree of common sense this fall”.

Students have also returned to school full time, after a summer in which Prime Minister Boris Johnson gradually eased lockdown restrictions, he said at a safe speed, in a bid to also revive the ‘economy.


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