He will also address the nation from Downing Street later about the new restrictions and the UK's fight against the virus. But they also show that trust in the government's handling of the pandemic has declined after troubles with testing, mixed messages on reopening and the UK's high death toll.
What are the new rules on face masks?
They will not need to be worn when seated at a table to eat or drink. For retail, leisure and tourism businesses, COVID-secure guidelines are to become legal obligations and they could be closed if they don't comply.
The PM had a meeting with The Cabinet this morning and is also chairing a Cobra emergency committee meeting with the leaders of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
He told the Commons: "Now is the time to tighten up the rule of six".
In addition, the prime minister said weddings will be limited to 15 people, though funerals are limited to 30.
This includes all pubs, restaurants and bars.
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey warned that the "very unfortunate" escalation of Covid-19 cases threatened the economic outlook and said the central bank was looking hard at how it could support the economy further.
In parliament, Boris Johnson said: "From Thursday, all pubs, bars and restaurants must operate a table service only, except for takeaways".
Meg Hillier, Labour chairwoman of the Commons public accounts select committee, asked the why the 10pm closing time was being imposed on pubs and restaurants.
That's why we need to suppress the virus now, and as for that minority who may continue to flout the rules, we will enforce those rules with tougher penalties and fines of up to £10,000.
The Prime Minister's spokesman said that delaying the change until next week would spare thousands of couples due to tie the knot this weekend the pain of having to cancel at the last minute.
"Nothing is more important than education, health and well-being of young people", he said.
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He quickly added that this new advice was not going to be a return to the lockdown that the United Kingdom saw in March.
Gove, one of Johnson's most senior ministers, said there were many roles that could not be performed at home, in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail. He emphasized this by saying businesses and schools will remain open for the foreseeable future and no shelter-in-place order will be issued unless it is deemed necessary.
Six months takes us up to the end of March and all but the end of the Premier League season.
Boris Johnson has claimed that coronavirus tends to spread "later at night after more alcohol has been consumed".
The rule of six, introduced last weekend, that any social gatherings of more than six people are against the law, is being extended to all adult indoor team sports.