Parent Club guide to
Coronavirus infection rates are on the rise and it’s up to all of us to stop the increase of the virus. Adapting to changing restrictions is difficult, and we know it can be especially hard for parents and their families. But the evidence suggests we still have an important role to play in controlling the virus. Simply put, the more people we see the more chance we have of catching or spreading the virus. So to slow it down we need to limit the contact we have with other people.
This means that we can no longer meet up with other households in each other's houses. Although this might make things like organising playdates or catching up with friends a little trickier, you can still meet up outside or indoors in public places like cafes or restaurants in groups of 6 from 2 households. We should still try to limit our contact with others as much as we can, so try to keep the number of different households you see each day to a minimum .
There are different exemptions for children under 12 and for those aged 12-17. We have more detail on these rules for children and young people on our changes to physical distancing for children page.
It's understandable if you find adapting to changing restrictions a little frustrating. But by following these new rules we are helping to protect our family and friends as well as the wider community. We’re here to help you during this time, and have lots of tips, info and advice on how the new restrictions affect things like childcare, meeting up outdoors, extended households and shared parenting.
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