With more countries added to the UK quarantine list, the new ‘Rule of Six’ could damage the UK tourist industry.

Family and friends who made the decision not to go aboard but to holiday in the UK may find the new rules restrictive.

Alistair Handyside, The Chair of the Professional Association of Self-Caterers speaking to The Telegraph, said “The rule of six is causing carnage. Across UK self-catering, bookings are collapsing. The least we can achieve is to get children under 11 excluded from the rule of six in England so that more families can holiday together over the critical half term period.”

Groups up to 30 people can still attain weddings and funerals but a party of six going to a holiday cottage or similar accommodation can’t.


Fines for breaking the new rules range from £100.00 up to £3,200.00. People taking a late break in a large group will have to cancel their holiday or risk a fine.

With school half-terms in late October 2020, the leisure industry will be hoping that people follow the new rules to enable restrictions to be changed in time for the busy half-term holidays.