Two families of four chatting in the street would break England’s Covid laws, Patel says

Home secretary says she would report neighbours to police if she saw them flout ‘rule of six’

Two families of four stopping for a chat in the street would contravene England’s “rule of six” coronavirus restrictions and constitute mingling, the home secretary has said.

“You have got to put this in the context of coronavirus and keeping distance, wearing masks,” Priti Patel told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “The rule of six is about making sure that people are being conscientious and not putting other people’s health at risk.”

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