Coronavirus lockdown: ‘Support bubbles’ begin in England and NI
People who live alone in England and Northern Ireland will be able to form a support bubble with another household from Saturday, in a further easing of coronavirus lockdown rules.
Adults who live alone will be allowed to visit someone else’s home and are even allowed to stay overnight.
In England, the rule also applies to single parents with children under 18.
It comes as charities warned about isolation, with the latest changes aimed at helping those who are lonely.
The new measures open up the possibility for grandparents who live alone to visit and hug their grandchildren for the first time since lockdown began.
Couples who live apart will also be able to be close to each other again.
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