Northampton is in Tier 2, so the following rule applies:
"you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place"
Q: Can we meet friends at the Hub?
A: No, sorry. You need to socially distance from all other visitors whilst you are here
Q: We are a family of 7 people, can we still visit?
A: Yes, you can all still visit as a family group or household, but you can’t meet up with anyone else
Q: What about birthday parties?
A: You are very welcome to celebrate a birthday at the Hub, but that will have to be just your family or your support bubble. You are welcome to bring a birthday cake, but no candles please. We are not running our Hub parties just now, so you simply book tickets online to visit.
Q: What is a support bubble?
A: A support bubble allows single parents with children under 18 to join with another household to form a support network. It helps those who have felt isolated during the pandemic.
It means the adult is able to have close contact with the other household in the same way they would if they actually lived together – they do not have to remain socially-distanced. Anyone in a support bubble essentially counts as one household. You can only be in one support bubble.
The Government website says: “We recognise how difficult this time has been, particularly on lonely and isolated people, and this change is designed to provide extra support to some of those most impacted by the current social restrictions. Once you are in a support bubble, you can think of yourself as in a single household.”
Q: Are there any exceptions to these rules?
A: Yes, there are exceptions from gathering limits:
You can find out more information here