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After 14 September 2020, are work place 'in person' meetings limited to 6 people?

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Tamsin Ogilvie
The Senate
13 Sep 2020

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  • 13 Sep 2020
  • No

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    Thanks for the help on this question. It is good to know that the work place is exempt from 'the rule of 6'.

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    Tamsin Ogilvie
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  • 13 Sep 2020
  • No

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    Further detailed Government advice:

    5.2 What are the ‘COVID-19 Secure’ safety guidelines workplaces have to put in place? Can work gatherings exceed 6 people?
    We have set out clear, practical steps that businesses should take to ensure their workplaces are COVID-19 Secure and give their staff the confidence to return back to work.
    These include how to keep as many people as possible safely apart from those they do not live within various workplace settings.
    Work gatherings are exempt from the gatherings limit of 6.

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  • 13 Sep 2020
  • No

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    Work places are exempt from the 'rule of 6'. However social distancing of 2m or mitigation measures are required.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/c…

    2.10 When can I gather in groups of more than 6?
    If you live in a household with more than 6 people, you can continue to gather in and attend all settings together. This same applies for your support bubbles. All venues should continue to accommodate groups larger than 6 who live together or are in the same support bubble to gather in and use their services and venues.

    There will be exceptions where groups can be larger than 6 people, including:

    where everyone lives together or is in the same support bubble, or to continue existing arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents
    for work, and voluntary or charitable services
    for education, training, registered childcare, or providers offering before or after-school clubs for children
    fulfilling legal obligations such as attending court or jury service
    providing emergency assistance, or providing support to a vulnerable person
    for you or someone else to avoid illness, injury or harm
    participate in children’s playgroups
    wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions, or for other religious life-cycle ceremonies – where up to 30 people will be able to attend
    funerals – where up to 30 people will be able to attend
    organised indoor and outdoor sports, physical activity and exercise classes (see the list of recreational team sports, outdoor sport and exercise allowed under the gyms and leisure centre guidance)
    youth groups or activities
    elite sporting competition or training
    protests and political activities organised in compliance with COVID-19 secure guidance and subject to strict risk assessments

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  • 13 Sep 2020
  • Unclear

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    Guidance has been provided but it's not clear.: Government guidance is provided here, but it isn't clear whether people in different office bubbles can meet at all.
    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/med…

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    Tamsin Ogilvie
    The Senate

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