10th June | Lockdown measures eased in UK
England: People can already meet outside in groups of up to six people from different households. Households containing one person, or one adult and children, can form a ”support bubble’‘ with one other household. The second household can contain any number of people.
Scotland, eight people from two different households can now meet up outdoors if they maintain social distancing. It is recommended that eight is the maximum group size and that people do not meet more than one other household per day.
Wales, any number of people from two different households can now meet outdoors.
Groups of up to six people who are not in the same household can meet while socially-distancing outdoors in Northern Ireland, although up to 10 people can now attend outdoor weddings and civil partnerships.
In all four nations, permitted numbers of people includes children, and social distancing – remaining 2m (6ft) apart from others – should be followed unless those people are part of the same household or support bubble. The rules are different for people who are shielding.
Should I go back to work (and how will I get there)?
People who can work from home in England should continue to do so “for the foreseeable future”.
People who must travel to their workplace are encouraged to walk, cycle or drive if possible, to prevent overcrowding on public transport, on which they are likely to face social-distance queuing.
If I travel abroad will I have to quarantine when I come back?
Most people entering the UK – including British citizens – now have to self-isolate for 14 days.
The Foreign Office currently advises against all but essential journeys, and all passengers are advised to remain 2m (6ft) apart wherever possible. They should also consider wearing gloves and a face covering – which some UK airports and airlines have made compulsory.
What are shielded people being told to do?
People in England and Wales who have been asked to stay home and shield – because they have health conditions that make them particularly vulnerable – can now spend some time outdoors again.
Those with families can go out once a day with members of their own household. People living alone can meet someone from another household while maintaining social distancing.
People who are shielding in Northern Ireland can now go outdoors.
In Scotland, “adjustments” are anticipated in the coming weeks to the shielding guidelines.
Source: BBC NEWS
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
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