Boris Johnson has hit Hampshire for six with the new coronavirus rules this month.

As Covid rules become tighter, we are now limited to meeting in groups of six or less.

Social gatherings of more than six have been made illegal by the government since September 14, with some exceptions, amid a rise in coronavirus cases.

The law change bans groups of more than six from meeting inside or outdoors and is being enforced through a £100 fine if people fail to comply, doubling on each offence up to a maximum of £3,200.

We figured we could help with some ideas on what to do in Hampshire without breaking the rules:

Go paddle boarding or kayaking in the New Forest

What better way to wind down summer and welcome the autumn than spending your weekend in the New Forest?

The New Forest Paddle Sport Company has a wide range of baords to choose from including inflatable, solid and touring boards - prices for two hours start at £25. 

If your balance really isn't that great or you fancy something a bit more traditional, they also have single and double kayaks for hire starting at £20 for two hours. 

Try and get out of an escape room

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Do you and your friends have the patience and brain-power to get out of an escape room? If you’re up for the challenge then give it a go.

The huge Exciting Escapes in Basingstoke has seven escape rooms to choose from varying in styles, theme and difficulty. 

The immersive challenges are include; the cold war, a royal scandal, murder at the movies - to name a few. 

For a team of six on a Saturday the rooms cost £21 per person, the rest of the week the price is £20.

Dust off the clubs and get a hole in one

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An easy way to socially distance yourself is through a game of golf. Non-member tee times at Romsey Golf Club starting at £30 per round.

A great way to spend a day or just an afternoon, golf is the ideal activity for a catch up with your friends or family and get a bit of exercise.

Non-members must book a tee-time on the day.

Go bowling

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Enjoy the classic pastime of tenpin bowling and see if your team can get a strike.

Fun for everyone whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro - it’s a sure-fire way to have a giggle and let off some steam.

Hollywood Bowl at Gunwharf Quays has a mega 26 lanes, full-sized American pool tables,  arcade games and a fully-licensed bar and grill. 

It is open from 12-9pm Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 12am Friday and Saturday and 10am to 10pm on Sundays. 

Two games of tenpin bowling costs £15.85 per adult - there are often discounts and offers on the website so check online when booking. 

Clay pigeon shooting

Clay pigeon shooting is on the list of exempted sports, however, if you are visiting a facility to shoot then the rule of six still applies.

There are a number of locations to shoot clay pigeon across Hampshire.

Clay pigeon shooting involves shooting flying clays with a shotgun and is a safe, controlled and challenging sport.

The Big Shoot in Winchester is suitable for all abilities from complete beginners to the experienced shot.

Prices start at £51.99 per person and following the latest government advice groups of five or less of mixed households, or more with the same household can book - this forms six people including the instructor.

Have you got any recommendations of activities for groups of six or less? Let us know in the comments.