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Private socialising banned: new restrictions come into force in Birmingham today but people can still socialise in pubs

Birmingham restrictions 'won't impact pubs'

By Emily Hawkins

Restrictions on private gatherings come into force in parts of the West Midlands today (15 September) but people are still allowed to socialise with other households at pubs.

Rule of six: 'You must not meet socially in groups of more than six and if you do, you will be breaking the law,' Boris Johnson explained

‘Rule of six’ comes into force today

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government’s ‘rule of six’ will be enforced from today (Monday 14 September) meaning those breaking it could be arrested.

Furlough boost: Bolton publicans have said they face tough decisions about the future of their businesses (image: JThomas, Geograph)

Bolton businesses should not be 'worse off'

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans and Bolton Council have called for an extension of the existing furlough scheme after a localised shutdown of hospitality was ordered in the town.

Prime position: Boris Johnson held a Downing Street press conference to detail more information on new rules coming into force

PM rules out furlough extension

By Nikkie Thatcher

A Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) extension has been ruled out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a Downing Street press conference.

Breaking news: the voluntary guidance will now be a requirement

Contact tracing to be mandatory for pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Taking customer contact details will be made a mandatory requirement for pubs and bars and venues that do not follow coronavirus guidance will be fined, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.

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