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Can I see my children as an exception to Covid-19 tier restrictions?


Published: 16th October 2020 - Category: Bastow Blogs - Author: Lynne Bastow

With the Government introducing the Three Tier system on Wednesday and some areas being subject to harsher lockdown restrictions than they were last week. it is important to understand what we can and cannot do within our tier groups.

You can find out more about your Tier restrictions the Government website link below;
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know

Exceptions apply;

The exceptions where people from different households can gather beyond the limits of the tier restrictions are as follows;

1. In a legally permitted support bubble.
2. In a legally permitted childcare bubble.
3. For work purposes, including voluntary or charitable services.
4. For registered childcare, education or training.
5. For arrangements where children do not live in the same household as their parents or guardians.
6. For prospective adopting parents to meet children who may be placed with them.
7. Supervised activities for children such as before and after school childcare, youth groups and activities. Also, children’s playgroups.
8. Birth partners at the request of the mother.
9. For providing emergency assistance, to avoid injury or illness and to escape the risk of harm.
10. To fulfil a legal obligation such as attending court or jury service.
11. To provide care or assistance to someone who is vulnerable.
12. Moving to a new house.
13. Weddings and wedding receptions of a maximum of 15 people. These are not to take place in private dwellings.
14. Funerals. A maximum of 30 people, not to take place in private dwellings.
15. Visiting someone who is dying if you are a member of their household, a close family member or friend. Likewise, you can visit a close family member or friend who is receiving treatment in a hospital or staying in a care home.
16. For elite sportspeople and their coaches if necessary, for competition and training.
17. For outdoor exercise classes, organised outdoor sport and licenced outdoor physical activities.
18. For organised team sports for disabled people and for youth sport.
19. Support groups for up to 15 participants. These are not to take place in private dwellings.
20. Protests if organised in compliance with COVID-secure guidance.

As you will see, it is clear that children from separated families can travel between their parents’ houses.

It is continually encouraged for all members of the public to continue to practice the three simple actions of washing your hands regularly, covering your face in enclosed spaces and to make sure you remain at least 2 metres apart from those not in your household or support bubble.

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