Stopping public gatherings

The Government is stopping all public gatherings of more than two people. The two exceptions to this rule are:

  • Where the gathering is of a group of people who live together – this means that a parent can take their children to the shops if there is no option to leave them at home.
  • Where the gathering is essential for work purposes

Also, the Government is stopping social events, including weddings, baptisms and other religious ceremonies. This will exclude funerals, which can be attended by immediate family.

The Government will review and relax these measures if the evidence shows this is possible.