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Relaxation of Maximum Group Size in England


Due to a resurgence in the number of cases of COVID-19, from 14th September 2020 it will be against the law to meet people you do not live with in a group larger than six in England. This government webpage gives more details, including certain exceptions such as for work or education.

The Health Secretary has said that this rule won't be in place for "any longer than we have to". But how long will this be?

That is, when will it be legal to meet socially in groups larger than six in England?

The question will resolve when it is legal for any seven people to meet for any purpose in England.

The question is about the law, not about any unenforceable government guidance. It resolves even if seven-person meetings are allowed conditional on the participants following other restrictions, such as meeting outside or wearing face coverings.

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