Groups of six allowed to meet under new measures

Groups of six allowed to meet under new measures

Gatherings are permitted in parks and gardens across the United Kingdom, with up to six people allowed to meet at any one time, so long as those from different households stay two metres apart Meeting in gardens was not previously permissible, but has now been allowed to ensure that families can be reunited easily.

"To control the virus everyone needs to stay alert, act responsibly and strictly observe social distancing rules and stay two metres apart from those you do not live with".

"These changes, that friends and families can now meet their loved ones, perhaps seeing both parents at once, or both grandparents at once, and I know for many people this will be a long-awaited joyful moment".

Boris Johnson said all these tests had been met which is why some lockdown restrictions could now be eased.

"Minimising contact with others is still the best way to prevent transmission".

People who have been asked to shield should continue to do so.

The one of the world's worst affected countries by the COVID-19 pandemic, having registered 268,620 infections and 37,542 deaths, according to the USA -based Johns Hopkins University.

Small social gatherings will be permitted from Monday, after Boris Johnson announced an easing of lockdown restrictions - but also warned people they must not let their guard down.

Johnson said he had said "quite a lot on this matter already and what I also note is that the Durham Police said was they were going to take no action and that the matter was closed".

The Prime Ministers official spokesman said on Wednesday, "That formal review will happen tomorrow, and we are hopeful, without prejudging it, that we will be able to proceed with the reopening of schools on June 1".

Test and tracing came into effect in England today, whereby anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be required to give the contact details of anyone they've been 2m away from for more than 15 minutes in the past two days.

Since yesterday, 377 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of deaths in the United Kingdom to more than 37,800.

"On Monday we will start to put this right in a safe way by reopening nurseries and other early-years settings and reception year one and year six in primary schools".

But from Monday, June 1, as we head into phase two, groups of up to six people can meet outdoors - and that includes gardens and other private outdoor spaces - as long as you maintain that two metres social distancing rule.

Durham Police said it did not consider Mr Cummings had committed an offence by locating himself at his father's farm in the county.

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