Public Health guidance:
Households/bubbles will not be allowed to mix in any indoor setting
• The rule of six still applies to outdoor locations
There are exceptions where people from different households can gather in groups larger than 6 people. These include (full list pages 6-8):
• for outdoor exercise and dance classes, organised outdoor sport and licensed outdoor physical activity
• for indoor organised sport for disabled people, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s
• support groups of up to 15 participants – formally organised groups to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support (not to take place in private dwellings)
Other activities, such as organised indoor sport, indoor exercise classes and other activity groups, can only continue provided that households or support bubbles do not mix [which means come within 2m]. Where it is likely that groups will mix, these activities must not go ahead.
Support groups can take place with up to a maximum of 15 people in a public place, if the support group is organised by a business, a charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institution or a public body to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support to its members or those who attend its meetings.
This includes, but is not limited to, providing support:
• to victims of crime (including domestic abuse)
• to those with, or recovering from, addictions (including alcohol, narcotics or other substance addictions) or addictive patterns of behaviour
• to new and expectant parents
• to those with, or caring for persons with, any long-term illness, disability or terminal condition or who are vulnerable
• to those facing issues related to their sexuality or identity including those living as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
• to those who have suffered bereavement