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Government confirms you can meet your family outside your home

11th May 20 9:57 am

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has confirmed on Monday that you can meet your family outside your home in parks, but you must follow social distancing.

BBC Today programme’s host Mishal Husain asked Raab, “From Wednesday you will be able to meet one person from outside your household.

“Does that mean you cannot meet two relatives at the same time, for example, parents?”

Raab replied, “What we are saying is as from Wednesday people can go outside to parks together from other people from their own home.

“If for example if you are going to the park and you can stay two metres apart you could meet up with another member of your own household.

“If you’re out in the park and you’re two metres apart, we’re saying now, and use some common sense and you socially distance, you can meet up with other people.

“The key thing is people want to get outdoors, particularly with this weather, particularly I think for mental health and, frankly, the frustration people feel if they’re cooped up for too long for protracted periods.

“We want to make sure that people can enjoy the outdoors more … but people must stay alert, because the more we do some of the things that we want to do, the more we need to just be careful about this social distancing.”

Raab was asked again, “So you cannot meet two parents at the same time?”

He replied, “Well you could if there are two metres apart.”

Husain concluded, “Ok so could go to the park and meet up with both of your parents at the same time.”

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