1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

Rule of 6

Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    I tuned in a bit late.
    Have we been told exactly what we can and can't do yet?
    All I have read is:

    The PM says the public still must limit social contact "as much as possible" and limit social interactions.
    And, from Monday, the government will introduce the "rule of six".
    He says the single measure replaces the existing bans on more than 30 meeting and the rule of only two households.
    There will be limited exemptions, such as houses larger than six or places of worship, gyms and restaurants.
    And work and school are unaffected, as is organised sport, weddings and funerals.

    So what about groups meeting for, e.g. line dancing, art classes, etc?

    I can't work out how sitting in a pub in a group of 6 is safer than attending a line dancing class of 30 where everyone is 2 metres apart.

    Still confused......
  2. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Yes. It's all quite clear to anyone with half a brain.
    Data certainly shows majority of new cases in younger age groups.
  3. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    He said sports classes can continue so long as everyone is spaced out. People within the sports class can't huddle together in groups of more than 6.
  4. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Please humour my less than half a brain.

    Are things like art classes allowed?
    Walking groups?
    Group holidays?
  5. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    I am still trying to balance Matt Hancock’s complaint about unnecessary testing with Boris’ ‘moonshot’ plan for mass testing.
  6. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    The government said yesterday that a detailed list of exemptions to the rule of 6 will be published before the law comes into force next week.
  7. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  8. modelmaker

    modelmaker Lead commenter

    Does this mean that S Club 7 tribute acts can't get bookings now? Will we have to watch the Ridiculous Six instead of the Magnificent Seven when we fancy a movie? Will school libraries have to remove all their Secret Seven books?
  9. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Well, it looks like my art class of 15 might fold. It only started again, today!

    But, not to worry. I can console myself with a glass of wine in a hot, busy pub!
  10. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    We all know this is to stop the 18-40's from having raves, house parties and pub crawls.

    Freshers' week coming up! Carnage.
  11. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    So have I got this correct:

    12 of us can go to a church hall to play badminton.
    1 family group of 4;
    2 family groups of 2;
    4 single people.

    As long as we remain socially distanced, we're OK?
    jellycowfish and agathamorse like this.
  12. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    At least S Club 7 are thankfully OK. Paul Cattermole left the group leaving them, as Boris/Cummings says, within the "rule of six".
    I think Boris/Cummings must be a fan of S Club 7. About his level.
    agathamorse likes this.
  13. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Christ knows.
  14. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    What about mixing households, though, eh?
    needabreak likes this.
  15. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Clearly a question from an old GCE O level exam.
  16. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    But if we are nowhere near each other - like groups on different tables in pubs......In fact, further apart! :confused:
    slingshotsally and agathamorse like this.
  17. ajrowing

    ajrowing Star commenter

    These new rules are about as clear to me as the benefits of Brexit.
  18. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Probably not unless the venue has Covid protocols for sports events.
  19. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Just post details of your proposed activities for an answer.
  20. ajrowing

    ajrowing Star commenter

    Can I go to a restaurant with 5 friends and happen to find entirely by coincidence that 6 further friends are sat at the next table?

Share This Page