Coronavirus curfew explained – and what happens if you break it

Today, September 22, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a new set of restrictions in England.

The new measures will be put in place in a bid to limit the further spread of coronavirus.

The government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance warned on September 21 that if the current trend continues, England could face around 50,000 new cases of coronavirus every day by mid-October.

Mr Johnson has said he doesn’t want to put the country into a second national lockdown.

However, he will announce new measures which will hopefully slow the spread of Covid-19 in England.

One of the new restrictions is a 10pm curfew, which will restrict the opening hours of many business.

Here is what is covered by the 10pm curfew, and what happens if you break it.

Under new restrictions, which will come into effect from Thursday, September 24, pubs, cafes and restaurants will only be allowed to operate until 10pm.

Another rule change is that hospitality businesses will only be allowed to provide table service.

This means, for example, you can’t order your drink from a bar.

Details are still emerging, but businesses who flout the lockdown measures will be hit with a fine and forced to shut.

Pin the US, punishments for breaking curfews vary from state to state, but a $500 (£385) fine is the norm.

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But apart from visiting pubs, restaurants and cafes, it won’t change the amount of time you spend outside.

It also won’t restricting the amount of time the public can spend with friends and family.

It also doesn’t mean you can’t go outside your home after 10pm.

At the moment people in England can only socialise in groups of six, indoors and outside.

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Meanwhile, several local lockdowns are in place, where people can’t socialise outside their own household.

The 10pm curfew is already in place in local lockdown areas, such as north east England and Bolton.

A government spokesperson said: “No-one underestimates the challenges the new measures will pose to many individuals and businesses.

“We know this won’t be easy, but we must take further action to control the resurgence in cases of the virus and protect the NHS.”

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