What new Covid-19 restrictions mean for Maldon

By The Editor

7th Sep 2021 | Local News

LAST night the government announced new Covid-19 restrictions.

The new rules follow a sharp rise in confirmed new cases with more than 8,000 being recorded since the weekend.

So here is how the rules affect us in Maldon.

The new rules

Simply put social gatherings of more than six people, inside or outside, are illegal.

Previously this rule was set at thirty.

These rules will be enforced through a £100 fine if people fail to comply, doubling on each offence up to a maximum of £3,200.

The new rules come into force on 14 September.

The rules apply to private homes and parks as well as hospitality venues.

This means you will not be able to book a table for more than six people.

What are the exemptions?

The new rules will not apply to schools, workplaces or Covid-secure weddings, funerals and organised team sports.

Households and support bubbles bigger than six people are also unaffected.

A fuller list of exemptions will be published following a press conference from Prime Minister Boris Johnson today.

What is the situation in Maldon?

The average UK coronavirus rate is 14 per 100,000 people - and the rate in Essex overall is 6.8 per 100,000 (as of yesterday – Tuesday, 8 September).

The current rate in Maldon district is 4.6 per 100,000.

For comparison the rate in seriously affected Bolton is 128 cases per 100,000.

While new restrictions are certainly not on the cards in Maldon, let's all remain vigilant with face mask wearing and social distancing so that does not change.

Do you have a business affected by the new restrictions? If you want to get a message out about your next steps or current situation, email Maldon Nub News here.

     

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