Can I travel to the locked zones?
You should try not to share a car with people outside your household or social bubble. If necessary, the government advises you to:
Share the transport with the same people every time. Stay near small groups of people at all times Open windows for ventilation Travel side to side or behind other people, rather than facing them. Face to face. Consider the seating arrangement to maximize the distance between people in the vehicle. Clean your car between trips with standard cleaning products – be sure to clean the door handles and other areas people may touch. Have the driver and passengers wear a face mask.
Can I visit my family in one of the lockdown zones?
Those who are at level 3 cannot then mix between households in any interior setting. Households outside of level 3 cannot visit you. However, you can meet other households outdoors and in private gardens as long as the rule of six is followed.
People living in Level 3 Lockdown Zones should not meet anyone outside of their home or support the bubble in an indoor or outdoor setting, whether at home or in a public space. The “rule of six” applies in open public spaces like parks and beaches.
I am a single parent. What about my babysitting bubble?
Single parents with children under 18 as of June 12, 2020 and people living alone are allowed to form an alliance with any other household of any size, provided no one is protecting. This is called a “child care bubble”.
A member of a household may provide informal (unpaid and unregistered) child care to a child 13 years of age or younger in another household.
Government guidelines state that every child care bubble should always be between the same two households.
This can include people in your support bubble and registered child care providers, such as nannies, and people in your child care bubble.
Should I protect?
Millions of people who were protected in the first lockdown will not be told to stay home this time around as health officials admit the policy has caused ‘harm’ and ‘left people feeling imprisoned “.
But more than 2 million people considered “clinically extremely vulnerable” will be urged to take practical steps to reduce their exposure to the virus – for example, meeting other people outside only if possible.
Read more: Covid shielding: the latest government advice for vulnerable people, explained