Uk Government Covid 19 Guidance - 14th September 2020

2.1 Can I visit people indoors? 

Yes. From 14 September there will be a legal limit on the number of people you don’t live with you are able to meet. When meeting with people you don’t live with you can socialise in groups of up to 6. You should continue to maintain social distancing with anyone you do not live with. There is further guidance on meeting others safely, which includes details of exemptions from this limit, including for larger households and support bubbles. 

2.2 How many people am I allowed to meet with outdoors? 

From 14 September, there will be a new legal gatherings limit. When meeting with people you don’t live with you can socialise in groups of up to 6. You should continue to maintain social distancing with anyone you do not live with. There is further guidance on meeting with others safely, which includes details of exemptions from this limit, including for larger households and support bubbles. 

2.6 Can I stay overnight in someone else’s home? 

Yes, you can stay overnight in someone else’s home. From 14 September there will be a new legal limit on the gathering sizes. This will mean that you may only stay overnight in someone else’s home if you do not form a group of more than 6 people. This limit does not apply if you are in a support bubble with the person whose home you are staying in. You should ensure you maintain social distancing with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble. Take particular care to maintain excellent hygiene – washing hands and surfaces – especially when using shared facilities like bathrooms wherever possible. People in the same support bubble can stay overnight with each other in larger groups as they count as one household.


2.10 When can I gather in groups of more than 6? 

If you live in a household with more than 6 people, you can continue to gather in and attend all settings together. 
This same applies for your support bubbles. 
All venues should continue to accomodate groups larger than 6 who live together or are in the same support bubble to gather in and use their services and venues. There will be exceptions where groups can be larger than 6 people, including: 
where everyone lives together or is in the same support bubble, or to continue existing arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents for work, and voluntary or charitable services 
for education, training, registered childcare, or providers offering before or after-school clubs for children 
fulfilling legal obligations such as attending court or jury service 
providing emergency assistance, or providing support to a vulnerable person 
for you or someone else to avoid illness, injury or harm 
participate in children’s playgroups 
wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions, or for other religious life-cycle ceremonies – where up to 30 people will be able to attend
funerals – where up to 30 people will be able to attend 
organised indoor and outdoor sports, physical activity and exercise classes (see the list of recreational team sports, outdoor sport and exercise allowed under the gyms and leisure centre guidance) 
youth groups or activities 
elite sporting competition or training 
protests and political activities organised in compliance with COVID-19 secure guidance and subject to strict risk assessments

3.3 Can I go on holiday? Can I stay in my second home? 
Yes. However, you should not go on holiday in England with people you do not live with (or who are not in your support bubble) in a group larger than 6 people from 14 September, when a new legal gathering limit comes into force. Doing so will be against the law. You should ensure you maintain social distancing with anyone you do not live with or is not in your support bubble.
If you are in a support bubble, or if the group consists solely of people you live with, you can stay overnight without needing to maintain social distancing. People in the same support bubble can also gather together indoors even if the group size is more than 6. 
Take particular care to maintain excellent hygiene – washing hands and surfaces – and avoid using shared facilities like bathrooms wherever possible.