Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of November 2020 covid-19 restrictions on non-cohabiting partners.

Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including couples in long-term relationships on the list of people able to form a social bubble where they are unable to do so following the implementation of the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Individuals who are eligible to form a support bubble may choose to do so with their partner and where this is not possible, couples can meet up outside. Guidance states “You do not need to socially distance from anyone you are in an established relationship with outdoors. If in the early stages of a relationship, you should take particular care to follow the guidance on social distancing.”

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