Changes to public health guidelines which will come into place on Monday 8th June (Phase 2)

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The changes to the public health guidelines that will come into place next Monday 8th June are that:

Stay at home
The advice will be to still avoid unnecessary journeys wherever possible.

You will be able to travel up to 20 kilometres away from your home as opposed to the 5 kilometre limit which was in place since 5 May.

Social visits
Up to 4 people may visit another household for a short period of time but everyone must keep at least 2 metres apart from people they don’t live with.

Cocooning
Shops will provide dedicated hours for those who are cocooning (people over the age of 70 and those who are medically vulnerable) with strict social distancing and gloves made available. Shoppers should ideally wear face coverings.

Those who are cocooning can have a small number of visitors to their home. The visitors must wear gloves, face coverings and keep at least 2 metres away from the person who is cocooning.

Funerals
A slightly larger number of people can be in attendance at funerals but numbers will still be restricted to immediate family and close friends and limited to a maximum number of mourners (this number will be announced closer to 8 June) for a limited period of time where social distancing can be maintained

You can see the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business here.

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