An Update on the New Lockdown Guidelines

If you're half as confused as I was before researching this then hopefully this helps!


As the lockdown rules are different between the four UK Nations, this post will focus only on England. For information on the other nations CLICK HERE.



New rules came into force on June 1. You can:

  • spend time outdoors, including private gardens and other outdoor spaces, in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines (remaining 2 meters apart from anyone you don't live with at all times).

  • visit car showrooms and outdoor markets

  • in line with the arrangements made by your school, send your child to school or nursery if they are in early years, reception, year 1 or year 6, if you could not before


You cannot:


  • visit friends and family inside their homes

  • stay overnight away from your own home, except for in a limited set of circumstances, such as for work purposes

  • exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool

  • use an outdoor gym or playground

  • gather outdoors in a group of more than six (excluding members of your own household)


For some more detailed information this BBC page is useful - CLICK HERE.



Just a reminder:


If you still need help getting groceries, making hospital appointments, picking up prescriptions or anything else please call our helpline.


A lot of people will still be shielding and social distancing at home. Just because restrictions have lifted, it does not mean that you need to leave your home if don't want to - we want to help!



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