Scarlett Moffatt Says 30th Birthday Plans 'Ruined' Thanks To Ban On Groups Of More Than Six
I'm a Celebrity winner Scarlett Moffatt has said her 30th birthday plans have been 'ruined' thanks to the new government ban on groups of more than six people gathering - saying she wishes coronavirus would 'f*** off'.
The 29-year-old former Gogglebox star shared an Instagram photo of her television screen during Boris Johnson's briefing yesterday (9 September), in which he laid out the details of what's been dubbed the 'rule of six'.
Moffatt, who turns 30 next month, wrote: "30th birthday plans ruined, wish corona would just F*** OFF NOW."
In another Story post, she added: "I know I like to spread positivity, but I can't lie to you all, I've never felt so crap in my life.
"Boris announcement has seriously knocked me."
She also joked that if her 30th birthday plans have been cancelled, surely it means she can 'stay 29 for another year'.
Earlier in the day she also admitted that her anxiety was 'so bad' at the moment due to coronavirus and recent news.
She said: "To those who are feeling like me and are struggling, don't feel ashamed about it.
"What's happening is strange and crap. It's a natural reaction."
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Yesterday Johnson apologised for the increased measures, which come into effect on Monday (14 September), but said it was 'important' to make such changes.
He said: "As your prime minister I must do what is necessary.
"These measures are not another national lockdown.
"The whole point of them is to avoid a second national lockdown."
He continued: "All this progress is contingent on continued scientific advances and though we're hopeful, I cannot 100 percent guarantee those advances will be made.
"That's why it is so important that we take these tough measures now."
The new rules apply to both indoor and outdoor spaces, and will be enshrined in law and enforced by the police.
Explaining the 'rule of six' in more detail, Johnson said: "You must not meet socially in groups of more than six - and if you do, you will be breaking the law."
Groups of more than six can take place in the case of weddings, funerals, and organised team sports, so long as they are Covid-secure.
Johnson also announced that every single person in England who wishes to enter a pub, restaurant or bar will have to submit their details for tracking and tracing as of Monday, and reiterated the need to socially distance, as well as washing hands and covering faces in public places.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Scarlett Moffatt