Social Distancing: Households

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd July 2020.

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Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 02 July 2020

Since 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 two metres apart.

From 4 July people can meet in groups of up to two households (a support bubble counts as one household) in any location - public or private, indoors or outdoors, in any setting and this includes staying overnight. All those in a support bubble can spend time together inside each other’s homes and can act as if they live in the same household.

People in a support bubble do not need to observe social distancing guidelines when they spend time with each other but should limit indoor meetings so are only meeting one other household at a time, in addition to a support bubble (if they have one). There is no limit on the size of either household.

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