To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to issue detailed guidance on physical distancing to non-cohabiting couples.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
18 June 2020
During March 2020 the Government introduced a series of social distancing measures based on scientific advice. These are strict measures, but they are measures that we must take in order to protect the National Health Service and save lives.
On 1 June the Government made some changes to these measures that were a cautious next step in bringing families and friends, including non-cohabiting couples, back together whilst limiting the transmission risk. The latest guidance on social distancing rules can be found at the following link:
The Government will continue to review the measures, assessing them to ensure that they continue to be necessary and proportionate based on available scientific evidence.