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‘Rule of six’: New ban on gatherings kicks in

Social gatherings of more than six people are no longer allowed, as new ‘rule of six’ comes into effect today.

The latest restrictions apply indoors and outdoors, including pubs, restaurants and private homes.

Schools, workplaces and events such as funerals, weddings and organised group sports are exempt.

If you are asymptomatic but would like to get tested for COVID-19, you can get your test kit from Complement Genomics by calling 0191 543 9302.

You can also email us at if you are a private client or at if you or your company would like to discuss COVID-19 testing.