The Rule of Six will be reintroduced outdoors and outdoor sport facilities re-open from today.
People on the Yorkshire Coast are able to do more things from today (Monday 29th March), as some Coronavirus residents are eased from today.
Measures will focus on relaxing more restrictions around social contact and will include the return of the ‘Rule of Six’ in an outdoor setting.
This marks the second part of stage one in the Government’s four stage roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England.
It comes after the first step of stage one was taken on 8th March when children returned to the classrooms, after school clubs reopened, care home visits were reintroduced and two people from different households could meet socially outdoors.
From 29th March the “rule of six” will be re-introduced alongside the two household rule.
The “rule of six” means that up to six people from different households can meet outside.
More people will be able gather together if they are only from two households, giving greater flexibility for families and friends. For example, this means that two families of four who live in two households could meet up outside.
The move means people’s mental health could turn a corner being able to socialise again but a local mental health charity says some may be feeling anxious.
Jack Moore, from Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said:
“It’s going to be really difficult for people to be able to adjust to seeing people again but I think in relation to mental health, it’s going to be really positive. We as a charity know that social connections are crucial to our overall mental health and wellbeing.
“There’s no pressure to be meeting up with people if you don’t want to. But as individuals we have a responsibility to reach out to others and re-assure them that things are going to get better, and that there are people available to help if they are struggling.”
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