FROM today two separate households are allowed to join together to form a ‘support bubble’.
The new rules permit anyone living alone, or a single parent with children, to visit another household which contains any number of people.
Those in the ‘bubble’ will not need to follow the two-metre rule which is still in place for people meeting in parks and public spaces.
This means some Redditch residents will be able hug, kiss, share childcare and stay the night at their loved ones for the first time since March 23.
When Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lockdown changes earlier this week he said: “Support bubbles are exclusive, meaning you can’t switch the household you are in a bubble with or connect with other households.
“We are allowing single adult households – adults living alone, or single parents with children under 18 – to form a support bubble with one other household.
“All of those who are in a support bubble will be able to act as if they live in the same household.”
People cannot form a ‘bubble’ with someone in another household if both houses contain multiple adults.
For more information visit http://www.gov.uk