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FEMAIL answers your questions for those looking for love in a Tier 2 lockdown


Working on emerging relationships or navigating the dating world has already been difficult enough, and now new coronavirus restrictions will make the situation even more difficult for couples who do not live together and singletons who are looking for love.

Residents in London, Essex, York, Northeast Derbyshire and Chesterfield have either Tier 2 restrictions, the highest risk categories, from the government's Covid-19 alert system, which went live from 0.01am on Saturday.

This means a ban on socializing with friends, family, and potential dates indoors, and it also means that some people may not be able to see partners they don't live with – indoors – if they haven't already formed a support bladder.

However, customs officials warn that the rules will be nigh on impossible to enforce, as couples can easily claim they live together and there is no way for staff to verify that they are telling the truth.

The guidelines also suggest that you should "take extra care in the early stages of a relationship to follow social distancing guidelines" and stay two meters away from people you do not live with (or who you have not formed a support bubble with ), if possible.

Here FEMAIL answers your questions about what the new restrictions mean for partners and singletons under Tier 2 Lockdown …

It was tough enough working on emerging relationships or wading through the dating world, and now new coronavirus restrictions mean it's even tougher. (Photo in stock)

Can I still see my partner at home?

Individual social media users mock the new coronavirus restrictions in tier 2 areas

Yes, under certain circumstances. You can continue to see your partner at your home if you've formed a support bubble with them since September 14th or if you already live in the same household as them.

You can still visit each other, stay overnight, and visit public places together.

In a support bubble, a household with only one adult or one parent with children under the age of 18 joins another household of any size.

The bubble must be exclusive, which means that once you are in one you cannot move to another household. So, if your partner wasn't in your support bubble before, then you can't change.

Can i see my partner outside?

Yes. You may continue to see partners who you don't live with outdoors (or who you haven't formed a support bladder with), even in a garden or other outdoor area.

However, you are not allowed to enter any indoor areas. You should only be in venues and houses with people you live with or who you've formed a support bubble with.

Can I sit in a pub or restaurant with my partner or on a date?

You are not allowed to meet anyone from outside your home indoors unless they are in your support bubble.

However, Peter Down, the chairman of the Bradford campaign for real ale, told the Telegraph and Argus that enforcing the rules would be very difficult.

“It will be very difficult to manage individual households and social bubbles. That puts the bar workers in a really difficult position, ”he said.

“How do you know that people who come into your premises are a single household or a social bubble? What happens when a couple walks in? & # 39;

Leeds-based pub worker Shawna Healey tweeted that she won't be able to enforce the rule with her regulars.

“If everyone says they come from the same household, what do I do? I know they'd be lying, but I can't ask for evidence, ”she said.

Where do I stand when I share a house or apartment with other people?

Sharing cooking facilities, a bathroom, and a living room with other people is considered a household.

Your entire household can form a support bubble with another adult household.

But if one of the people you live with has already done this, then you cannot create another bubble with your own partner.

You can still see them outdoors, but they cannot visit your home, and you cannot visit restaurants or other indoor spaces with them.

Can my partner visit if they are from outside my region?

No. Also, if you live in a second tier area, you will not be able to meet with people outside the area indoors unless there are exceptions (see below).

Can I go on vacation with my partner?

No, unless they're in your household or in the support bubble.

You can still vacation outside of high alert areas, but you can only do this with people in your household or with a support bubble.

You should avoid traveling to any part of the country that is subject to very high local Covid alert levels.

Can I move home with my partner?

Yes, you can still move home if you find yourself in a high alert area.

Real estate and rental companies, as well as moving companies, can continue to work, and people who want to move home can still do viewings.

Can I still go on a date?

People are not allowed to meet with anyone outside their household, or to support bubbles, indoors, at home or in a public place.

However, you can meet someone for a date as long as it is outdoors, e.g. B. in a pub garden, park or other outdoor area.

At least one of you should provide their contact details to the venue or check in using the official NHS Covid-19 app so that NHS Test and Trace can contact you if necessary.

Where can I go with my date?

Singletons can continue to enjoy dates as long as they are outdoors, such as at night. B. in pub gardens, parks or other outdoor areas.

At least one of you should provide their contact details to the venue or check in using the official NHS Covid-19 app so that NHS Test and Trace can contact you if necessary.

Can I stay in a hotel or Airbnb house with my date?

No. You can only travel to hotels and other accommodations with people in your household or a support bubble in high alert areas.

You can only live with members of your own household or a support bubble in a private home, which includes self-catering accommodation such as holiday homes, apartments or boats.

You can stay in a hotel or similar accommodation (e.g. a hostel or bed and breakfast) with another household.

However, you should avoid sharing rooms with people you do not live with or otherwise socializing indoors, e.g. B. in each other's rooms, in the reception areas or in restaurants and bars.

No Hotel Stays with Dates: You can only travel to hotels and other guest accommodation with people in your household or a support bubble in high alert areas (stock photo).

No Hotel Stays with Dates: You can only travel to hotels and other guest accommodations with people in your household or a support bubble in high alert areas (stock photo).

Can i take a date home to spend the night?

No. People are not allowed to meet with people outside their household or support bubbles indoors, at home or in a public place.

Can I still kiss or have sex with my date?

COVID-19 is not a sexually transmitted infection, but it can be passed on through kissing and close contact, including sex.

The UK government says, "If you are in the early stages of a relationship, you should take extra care to follow social distancing guidelines."

This means staying two meters from people you don't live with (or who you haven't formed a support bladder with), or three feet with extra precautions, such as walking around. B. wearing face covering or increasing ventilation indoors.

Face covering should also be worn in public places.

Can I meet in a pub or restaurant?

No. You are not allowed to socialize with your data in any social setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble with them.

This includes private homes and other indoor spaces such as pubs and restaurants.

No data in a restaurant: You are not allowed to socialize with your data in any setting unless you live with them or have a support bubble with them (photo in stock).

No data in a restaurant: You are not allowed to socialize with your data in any setting unless you live with them or have a support bubble with them (photo in stock).

Can I meet my date in a pub garden?

Yes. They can gather in groups of six outside in locations that follow Covid-secured guidance, including pubs, restaurants, shops, leisure and entertainment venues, and places of worship.

At least one person in the couple should provide their contact details to the venue or check in using the official NHS Covid-19 app so that NHS Test and Trace can contact you if necessary.

Should I share a car with someone in one day?

No, in most cases. The government says it is difficult to socially distance yourself while driving, and coronavirus transmission may occur in this context.

So, you should avoid traveling with anyone outside of your household or support bubble unless you can practice social distancing.

You may still see partners you don't live with outdoors (or whom you haven't formed a support bladder with), even in a garden or other outdoor area (stock photo).

You may still see partners you don't live with outdoors (or whom you haven't formed a support bladder with), even in a garden or other outdoor area (stock photo).

What are the exceptions for people from different households congregating?

  • in a legally permitted support bubble or child care bubble
  • Volunteering for voluntary or community service
  • for registered childcare, education or training
  • for agreements in which children do not live in the same household as their parents or legal guardians
  • for potential adoptive parents to meet a child or children who can be placed with them
  • for supervised activities for children, including all-round care (before and after school), youth groups and activities, and children's play groups
  • for birth partners
  • to see someone dying
  • To provide emergency aid, to avoid injuries or illnesses or to avoid the risk of injury
  • to fulfill a legal obligation, such as B. participation in a court or jury service
  • To provide care or support for vulnerable people
  • to facilitate a move
  • for top athletes and their coaches, if this is necessary for competition and training, and for parents or guardians if they are a child
  • for outdoor exercises and dance classes, organized outdoor sports and licensed outdoor activities
  • Indoor organized team sports for disabled people and youth sports
  • Self-help groups with up to 15 participants – formally organized groups for mutual help, therapy or other support (not in private apartments)
  • Protests – if organized in accordance with Covid Safe guidelines

H.How long Will the rules be in place?

The government must review which areas are regulated at least every 14 days, with the first scheduled by October 28th.

The restrictions themselves must be reviewed every 28 days, with the first scheduled to be in place by November 11th. The restrictions themselves expire in six months.

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