New local lockdown restrictions and tough new fines for failing to self-isolate come into force across parts of the UK today.

People across England will be legally required to self-isolate from this week if they test positive for coronavirus or are contacted by the test and trace service. If they do not they risk being hit with new fines starting at £1,000 and increasing up to £10,000 for repeat offenders or serious breaches, the Government said.

Under new rules in England wedding ceremonies will also be restricted to 15 people from Monday. Meanwhile, three more council areas in South Wales will go into local lockdown from 6pm on Monday, the Welsh Government announced. Bans on households mixing came into force in Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds on Saturday.

It comes amid reports the Government is planning an “emergency ban” on socialising across London and north England to curb the spread of coronavirus. Under the plans being considered, all pubs, restaurants and bars would be ordered to shut for two weeks initially, and households would also be banned indefinitely from meeting each other indoors.