A submit on Facebook has made numerous claims about adjustments to lockdown guidelines. At the time of writing, on 31 July 2020, the submit accurately mirrored adjustments to lockdown in sure areas in Northern England. But the submit incorrectly states you’ll be able to go to pubs and eating places with individuals exterior your households in these areas—you can not.
The submit says:
“What has modified:
🏘 Households can not combine inside a residential property or backyard. That means households shouldn’t go to one other household at their house.”
This is right for sure components of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire because of outbreaks of Covid-19 in these areas. You can see an inventory of the precise areas that should observe these new guidelines right here.
It’s true that in these areas you’ll be able to not meet individuals you don’t dwell with inside a personal house or backyard, besides when you have shaped a assist bubble with them (if they’re a single grownup family), or for “other limited exemptions to be specified in law.”
Other guidelines have additionally been launched in these areas as of the 31 July.
If you reside contained in the affected areas, you additionally can’t go to another person’s house or backyard in the event that they dwell exterior of the affected areas. This is regardless of the Health Secretary Matt Hancock implying this was allowed throughout his look on BBC Breakfast on 31 July.
The submit claims that “households can continue to meet with one other household in a pub, bar or restaurant, as they currently can.”
This is inaccurate. You can’t socialise with individuals you don’t dwell with in different indoor public venues, like pubs, eating places, cafes, outlets, locations of worship, group centres, leisure and leisure venues, or customer points of interest. You could attend these venues with individuals you reside with (or are in a assist bubble with), however ought to keep away from interplay with others.
The submit additionally claims that gyms can stay open. This will not be the case in Bradford, the place indoor gyms, indoor swimming swimming pools and different indoor sports activities services should now be closed.
You can also’t go to pals or household in care properties apart from in distinctive circumstances.
The submit additionally accurately lists numerous issues that households within the affected areas (and the remainder of England) can nonetheless do.
Multiple households are allowed to satisfy open air in public in teams of six or fewer. Social distancing must be maintained with individuals exterior of your family.Since the Facebook submit was revealed, Boris Johnson introduced on 31 July that leisure and leisure venues resembling casinos and bowling alleys that had been due to have the ability to reopen on 1 August, will stay closed.
This article is a part of our work truth checking probably false photos, movies and tales on Facebook. You can learn extra about this—and learn the way to report Facebook content material—right here.
For the needs of that scheme, we’ve rated this declare as partly false
as a result of that is largely right for sure components of Northern England as of 31 July 2020, nonetheless you can not socialise with individuals exterior your family in pubs, bars or eating places, and indoor gyms in Bradford should shut together with numerous different sports activities services.