Following the period of lockdown, infection rates of Covid-19 are reducing across the country, and people will have fewer restrictions on what they can do, and more businesses and work-places can be open.
For full details of what you can and can’t do please visit the government website here:
Some of the main changes to the guidance are summarised below.
Meeting friends from Saturday 4th July
meet in groups of up to 2 households in any location – inside or outside, public or private
meet in groups of up to 6 people from different households - outside only
stay overnight away from home – in a second home or holiday place, or in someone else’s home – with one other household
meet different households at different times
maintain social distancing when meeting people outside your household or support bubble. This includes if you are staying overnight.
You must not:
gather in groups of larger than 30 people – this is still against the law except for very limited reasons
gather inside in groups of more than 2 households – including at restaurants or pubs
interact socially with anyone outside the group you are attending a place with, even if you see other people you know, for example, in a restaurant, community centre or place of worship
hold or attend celebrations where it is difficult to maintain social distancing
stay overnight away from home with members of more than one other household
Businesses & Activities
From 4th July more businesses will be able to open, but some are required to stay closed by law. You can find further guidance on business opening here:
Advice for more vulnerable people
If you are over 70, or have some underlying health conditions, you will need to take extra care when meeting people from outside your household. Shielding guidelines are being relaxed, but people must still take care to keep themselves safe. You can find out more about shielding here
Please get in touch if you need advice or support for your family or business.
Michael Tomlinson MP
House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA