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If you had got used to those COVID 19 briefings from our MP, you will be missing her news, as she seems to have stopped sending them.

Into the breach rides Jane Pannell, our Co-ordinator during the Lockdown, with detail about the new BUBBLES that Downing Street want us to observe. Jane takes over the story

You may have seen some coverage of the idea of Support Bubbles and I thought it might help to see what the Government has to say about going out. In England, there are 2 ways that you can do this:

  • meeting outdoors in a group of up to 6 people with those you do not live with, whilst observing social distancing guidelines and keeping at least 2 metres apart
  • from 13 June, single adult households – in other words adults who live alone or with dependent children only – can form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household. All those in a support bubble will be able to spend time together inside each other’s homes, including overnight, without needing to stay 2 metres apart. We are making this change to support the loneliest and most isolated. It is a targeted intervention to provide extra support to some of those most impacted by the most difficult effects of the current social restrictions, while ensuring we continue to keep the rate of transmission down.

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