Boris Johnson has eased more lockdown measures in England, allowing adults who live alone or single parents to create a “support bubble” with another home.
The new “support bubble” measure follows rules that were formally relaxed last Monday to allow groups of six in England to socialize outside.
Mr. Johnson said there are too many people who are lonely and struggling because they can’t see others, so as of this weekend, single adults or single parents with children under the age of 18 can join another household.
This measure is only for England and applies from Saturday (June 13).
Anyone in a supportive bubble will be able to pretend they live in the same household: they can spend time together in each other’s houses and don’t have to be two feet apart.
It means that people are finally allowed to embrace a number of grandparents and a close-knit family for the first time in almost three months.
He emphasized that support bubbles should be exclusive and that people cannot switch or connect to multiple households.
If someone develops symptoms, all members must isolate themselves.
The foreclosures in England are advised not to form a support bubble, but the prime minister said more arrangements will be announced for those foreclosures next week.
The new rule was announced when the Prime Minister led the daily Downing Street briefing on Wednesday, confirming that zoos, open-air attractions where people can stay in cars, and non-essential stores in England could reopen on Monday, June 15 provided social distance to be continued.
Indoor spaces such as reptile houses must be kept closed and social distance must be followed.
Places of worship in England will also be open to individual prayer this weekend.