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What is a support bubble?
A support bubble is where a household with only one adult joins with another household of any size. Households within that support bubble can visit each other, stay overnight, and visit outdoor public places together – even in lockdown.
Once you’re in a support bubble, you’re classed as one household with the people in your bubble and you do not have to socially distance from them. This allows friends and family to safely expand the group of people they have close contact with, while the coronavirus pandemic continues. Click here to find out more about making your support bubble.
Who can be in my support bubble?
It depends if you’re currently living alone or if you are part of a household as to who can be in your support bubble. Technically, anyone in the correct circumstances can join a support bubble with you, provided they are not part of a support bubble with anyone else.
Support bubbles can include ‘extremely vulnerable’ patients who were previously shielding. It’s recommended that you make a support bubble with a household that lives locally to you, to help prevent the virus spreading.
Are you familiar with the rules for this lockdown?
We’ve provided a table below with a summary of the latest lockdown rules for you.
The latest advice for ‘extremely vulnerable’ patients who previously had to shield in the lockdown back in March is not to go to any shops or pharmacies. If you know someone who needs help getting their medication delivered, share our service with them today.
Please continue to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe and protect the NHS by following the latest guidance, which can always be found here – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus