After Weeks Stuck Indoors, Chance To Meet Loved Ones For Forgotten 2m

Daily Express|June 1, 2020

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After Weeks Stuck Indoors, Chance To Meet Loved Ones For Forgotten 2m
Coronavirus: Reunion joy at last
Sam Lister

Grandparents forced to stay indoors during lockdown will be able to reunite with their grandchildren for the first time in nearly three months from today.

Ministers have eased restrictions on the “forgotten” 2.2 million people shielding now the coronavirus crisis has passed its peak.

At the daily Downing Street press briefing yesterday, the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said the medically vulnerable had made a huge sacrifice by staying indoors.

Those considered extremely vulnerable will be able to go outside with members of their household from today.

And those who live alone can meet outside with one other person from another household.

Mr Jenrick said: “This will enable those shielding to see loved ones like children and grandchildren, something many I know are aching to do.

“Having spent many weeks indoors some will understandably be very cautious and concerned about going outdoors. You should only do what you are comfortable with.”

He added: “If the conditions become less favourable our advice to those being asked to shield will unfortunately need to be tightened.”

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June 1, 2020