People are reminded to follow the ‘rule of six’ when they are out and about to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
The country-wide measure, introduced last month, makes it illegal for people to meet in a group of more than six unless they are part of the same household or the same care or support bubble, or in certain circumstances such as where gatherings are for work or education purposes, and for weddings and funerals. At all times, people must follow social distancing guidelines and stay two metres away from anyone who is not from their own household or bubble.
The rule of six applies alongside the local restrictions introduced in Wolverhampton last week which prevent residents from allowing people they don’t live with or who aren’t part of their support or care bubble into their home or garden, or visiting other people’s homes or gardens. People can only invite others into their home or garden for specific purposes set out in law. The measures have been introduced following a rapid increase in cases of Covid-19 across the country over the last month or so. In Wolverhampton, latest data shows there were 55.72 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 residents in Wolverhampton in the seven days to 28 September, compared to 72.17 cases in the seven days to 21 September.