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New guidance

From July 4, two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing measures. 

People can now enjoy staycations in England with the reopening of accommodation sites.

Some leisure facilities and tourist attractions may reopen on the above date, if they can do so safely – this includes outdoor gyms and playgrounds, cinemas, museums, galleries, theme parks and arcades, as well as libraries, social clubs, places of worship and community centres.

'Support Bubbles'

Single adult households  can form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household.

All those in a support bubble will be able to spend time together inside each others’ homes, including overnight, without needing to stay 2 metres apart.

Full guidance can be found on GOV.UK

You must not:

  • meet other people indoors – including in their home or your home – unless you are in a support bubble (from 13 June), or for other limited circumstances listed in law
  • meet outdoors in a group of more than 6 with people who are not in your household or (where applicable) support bubble, or for other limited circumstances listed in law
  • form a support bubble with another household if neither you nor they are in a single adult household
  • stay overnight in another household that is not in your support bubble, unless it is for the limited set of circumstances outlined in law

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Can I leave home?

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

You should stay at home as much as possible. The reasons you may leave home include:

  • or work, where you cannot work from home
  • going to shops that
  • to exercise or spend time outdoors
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid injury or illness, escape risk of harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

These reasons are exceptions and a full list is set out in the regulations.

Even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent away from the home and ensuring that you are two metres apart from anyone outside of your household

Things you can do 

  • groups of up to six people can meet outdoors in England including in gardens and other private outdoor spaces, provided strict social distancing guidelines are followed.
  • people who play team sports can meet to train together and do things such as conditioning or fitness sessions, although anything involving physical contact is not allowed.
  • parents can accompany their children to coaching sessions carried out on a one to one basis or in small groups.
  • spend time outdoors – for example sitting and enjoying the fresh air, picnicking, or sunbathing
  • meet one other person from a different household outdoors - following social distancing guidelines
  • exercise outdoors as often as you wish - following social distancing guidelines
  • use outdoor sports courts or facilities, such as a tennis or basketball court, or golf course – with members of your household, or one other person while staying 2 metres apart
  • go to a garden centre

At all times, you should continue to observe social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home, including ensuring you are two metres away from anyone outside your household.

Things you cannot do:

  • exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home.

A full guide can be found on the Police.UK website.

Devon and Cornwall Police have produced a useful Frequently Asked Questions list to help answer further queries you may have.