‘It’s hard to fathom’: confusion over England’s ‘rule of six’ on social gatherings

Many people rush to socialise ahead of tighter coronavirus restrictions

The new “rule of six”, being introduced from Monday, is leading to further confusion around socialising and how to reduce the spread of coronavirus, people around England say. In Scotland and Wales rules differ slightly, with children excluded from the limit.

Many people say they plan to go ahead with gatherings of more than six this weekend ahead of the law, from camping with friends to dinner parties with family.

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