People in Salisbury have been expressing their views on the latest coronavirus restriction.

The rule of six, which came into force on Monday, limits the number of people who can gather socially to six.

In England, this includes children under 12. The only exemption to the rule are for support bubbles and households with more than six people.

Sandra Averies, from Laverstock said the new measure was justified but admitted she won't be affected by it as she always visits her children separately.

"With the way it's all going I think it's probably a good idea because we don't want a complete lockdown," she said.

Her views were echoed by Mark and Amanda Crisp who think banning large gatherings "needs to be done".

When asked whether they would go as far as reporting other people flouting the rules, the pair said: "It's a bit Big Brother but if you saw large parties or large group of youths for example then yes, you'd be tempted to report it."

Trevor Daykin said the new restriction was "completely beyond my comprehension," adding: "there seems to be no end to [the current situation]."

However, as he, his parents and three brothers will still be able to meet, he says he won't be affected and will abide by it.

Unsurprisingly, residents with large families, who will be most impacted, were less keen.

With four children, 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, Jill Vincent said: "I don't know how it's going to work, I think it will be quite awkward".

Another resident who wishes to remain anonymous added: "I'm a bit annoyed because our family is already five so it means we have to split up which I think it's wrong, I don't think children should have been included."

She added: "I think it's the wrong system because the fact you can go to a pub or cafe and meet up with strangers on different tables and yet you can't meet with your family doesn't add up."

The latest Covid-19 restriction, brought in to curb the spread of coronavirus, could remain in place until Christmas.