The government has begun to relax lockdown restrictions and there will be a pause for clinically vulnerable people who have been shielding from the 1st of August. Thanks to this, there are now a lot of families who are getting ready to reunite. Some have already done so. However, it is important to remember that there is still a risk of Coronavirus. As such, people still need to be sensible and should take precautions when they meet up with family who have shielded in the past. This is vital with anyone who is clinically vulnerable. We know about this through our work providing care and personal assistant services to those who need them.
Those still shielding
There are two stages to the government’s advice. The first one began July 4th and states up to 6 people, who can be from separate households, including those shielding previously, are able to meet up outdoors. However, it is crucial to keep social distancing as this minimises the risk of transmission. While vulnerable people can go outside their homes, they should keep this to a minimum in order to lower potential virus exposure.
A support bubble
Social bubbles, also called support bubbles, are made up of 2 households. These can spend time in each other’s homes without having to social distance in order to have company and get emotional support. One of the households in a bubble can be an elderly individual living on their own or a single parent who has a child under the age of 18. The other household can be family or friends.
The aim of the bubbles is to minimise the spread of COVID-19. The idea is your bubble should always consist of the same person. The reason for this is that contact with multiple people results in a higher exposure risk. Remember that a carer counts as a member of a support bubble.
Spend your time well
There are some things you should keep in mind. For starters, it is great to spend time outside as it can do wonders for your physical and mental health. When in a space where there are others around, you must still observe social distancing. It is also important to demonstrate good hand hygiene and make sure others around you do the same.
Talk to us to find a personal assistant
If you ever find yourself in need of support for you or a loved one, Diamond PA can provide the services that you are looking for. We can offer personal assistants who will be there when you need them to offer the level of care that you require. We know how to keep people safe and healthy as this is always our aim for you and our team.
Reach out for more information on our personal assistant services and what our fantastic people can do to support you. We have a great reputation and very happy clients.