Key points of the advice include:
- Seeing friends and family – Limits on the number of people you can see socially are changing. From Monday 14 September, when meeting friends and family you do not live with you must not meet in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors.
- When seeing friends and family you do not live with you should:
- follow social distancing rules
- limit how many different people you see socially over a short period of time
- meet people outdoors where practical: meeting people outdoors is safer than meeting people indoors because fresh air provides better ventilation
- For full details on who and where you can meet people including exemptions please click here.
- Social Distancing – To reduce the risk of catching or spreading coronavirus, try to keep at least 2 metres away from people you do not live with.
- When with people you do not live with, you should also avoid: physical contact; being close and face-to-face; and shouting or singing close to them. You should also avoid crowded areas with lots of people; and touching things that other people have touched.
- Where you cannot stay 2 metres apart you should stay more than 1 metre apart, as well as taking extra steps to stay safe. For example:
- Details on face coverings – Please go to when to wear a face covering. Please note it is law to wear a face covering on public transport and in many indoor spaces, unless you are exempt
- Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) must immediately self-isolate and arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19. Go to our pages on How to Self Isolate for advice and click here for advice on arranging a test.
- Clinically vulnerable people (over 70, pregnant, underlying health conditions) should still minimise contact with others outside their household.
- Extremely clinically vulnerable people (shielded) can find guidance here but please note from the 6th July you can meet outside with others and form a support bubble and from the 1st August shielding will be ‘paused’ so you will be able to go to work, school, shopping etc. maintaining strict social distancing. At the moment this guidance has not changed.
- Guidance from Age UK on what a ‘support bubble’ is can be found here.
- The NHS are asking people to share their coronavirus symptoms to help others please click here to do this.
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- For more guidance on work and workplace matters please go to our Business Support pages.
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