Following a couple of incidents and queries on what is and isn’t allowed in terms of visiting other people’s homes in this ever changing environment, I have pasted some government guidance. At the moment, it is a criminal offence to meet indoors with anyone who is not a member of your household or, from 13 June, your support bubble, except for specific exceptions set out in law
To see more guidance please visit the website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do
What can I do that I couldn’t do before?
From 13 June, you will be able to:
- Form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household if you live alone or are a single parent with dependent children – in other words, you are in a household where there is only one adult. All those in a support bubble will be able to act as if they live in the same household – meaning they can spend time together inside each other’s homes and do not need to stay 2 metres apart. Support bubbles should be exclusive – meaning you should not switch the household you are in a bubble with or connect with multiple household.
You will still be able to meet outdoors with groups of up to six people from different households, provided social distancing is observed and you stay 2 metres away from anyone outside your household or support bubble.
So, can I visit people indoors now and invite them into my own home?
Only if you are in a support bubble with them.
Generally, visiting people in the home or inviting people into your home is not permitted. However, from 13 June, if you are a single adult household – either you live alone or only with dependent children – you can form a support bubble with one other household. This means you can see other members of your support bubble indoors and outside. You will also be able to be less than 2 metres apart and stay overnight as if you were members of the same household. Individuals who form a bubble with one household may not form a bubble with anyone else.
It is not yet possible for people who are not in support bubbles to meet inside other people’s homes – that remains against the law unless covered by one of the limited exceptions. This is critical to helping us control the virus and keep people safe.
You are not permitted to stay overnight away from the place where you or your support bubble are living.
If you are sending your children to school and you are found to be breaching social distancing rules then we will suspend the child’s place with immediate effect and this suspension will last for a minimum of 2 weeks in order to keep the other children and staff safe, as stated in the return to school declaration, attached below.