Separated families will be able to travel long distances in England to reunite from March 29 - but only outside, a Tory minister indicated today.
The government decided to dropped stay at home and stay local orders so families can travel across the country to reunite. Separated families now can be together from March 29 but only outside, a Tory minister said today.
Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi suggested the “stay at home” law and “stay local” guidance will both be dropped in England when the Rule of Six returns in five weeks.
Families allow reuniting from March 29
Boris Johnson will plan a four-stage roadmap out of England’s lockdown at 3.30 pm, on 22 February. Stage one will focus on social contacts and schools. Schools in England set to reopen to all year groups at once start from March 8. Not only that but also two people from two households can meet each other for a picnic or coffee in an open space.
Start from March 29, people can meet outdoors in groups either up to six people or up to two households, whichever is greater. However, this reopening depends on four tests. The tests are the vaccine rollout is going to plan, it is reducing hospitalisations and deaths, infection rates are not risking a surge in serious cases, and a new variant hasn’t moved goalposts. But if all goes to plan, families can be able to meet for a picnic on Easter. It is thought the “stay at home” legal order in England will be dropped from March 29.
Mr Zahawi suggested the current guidance that “you should not travel outside your local area” will be dropped too. “This is outdoor versus indoor, we know there is plenty of evidence to suggest that outdoors the transmission is much lower. It is allowing two families to be able to come together outdoors, or the rule of six,” added Mr Zahawi.
He clarified again it can be done as long as it’s outdoors and it’s two families or the rule of six, then that is what will be permitted if the four tests continue to be delivered upon Until now, the suggestion about the indoor gathering or overnight stays still now allowed in time for Easter. Even families are to be told to keep their distance and not hug or kiss.