PM Boris Johnson has confirmed new plans to limit all social gatherings to just six people in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in England. 

Addressing the nation for the first time since July, Mr Johnson said: "We are introducing the rule of six.

"You must not meet socially in groups of more than six and if you do, you will be breaking the law. It will be set out in law and will be enforced by the police.

"Groups must not mix together."

Clarifying the rule, he added: "Two whole households will no longer be able to meet if they exceed six people. I'm sorry about that and I wish we did not have to take that step.

"We will keep it under constant review."

Organised sport can still proceed.

The PM also said all venues will now be legally required to request details from a member of the party, and record and retain those details for 21 days.

They must then provide NHS Test and Trace teams with those details "without delay".

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