Can I travel in the lockdown areas?
You should try not to share a car with those outside your household or social bubble. If you need to, the Government advises you to:
Share the transport with the same people each time. Keep to small groups of people at any one time Open windows for ventilation Travel side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them. Face away from each other. Consider seating arrangements to maximise distance between people in the vehicle. Clean your car between journeys using standard cleaning products – make sure you clean door handles and other areas that people may touch. Ask the driver and passengers to wear a face mask.
Can I visit my family in one of the lockdown areas?
Those who are in Tier 3 then cannot mix between households in any indoor setting. Households outside Tier 3 cannot visit you. However, you can meet other households outdoors and in private gardens providing that the rule of six is followed.
People living in the Tier 3 lockdown zones must not meet anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor or outdoor setting, whether at home or in a public space. The “Rule of Six” applies in open public spaces like parks and beache.
I’m a single parent. What about my childcare bubble?
Single parents with children who were under the age of 18 on June 12 2020, and people who are living alone are allowed to form an alliance with one other household of any size, as long as nobody is shielding. This is called a ‘childcare bubble’.
Someone in one household can provide informal (unpaid and unregistered) childcare to a child aged 13 or under in another household.
Government guidance states that each childcare bubble must always be between the same two households.
This can include people in your support bubble and registered childcare providers, such as nannies, and people in your childcare bubble.
Should I shield?
Millions of people who shielded during first lockdown will not be told to stay home this time, as health officials admit policy caused “harm” and “left people feeling imprisoned”.
But more than 2 million people who are considered “clinically extremely vulnerable” will be told to take practical steps to reduce exposure to the virus – such as only meeting others outdoors if possible.