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The law is being amended to bar almost all gatherings of more than six people, indoors and outdoors, in England. While guidelines had previously set a limit of six for most circumstances, beyond community events, weddings and the like, up to now the only ceiling set in law was 30 people. That ceiling has now come down, and will be effective from Monday. The rules also apply indoors, meaning the current limit of no more than two households or bubbles meeting will see a limit of six people overall. Weddings, funerals and other such events remain unchanged.