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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 137332, tabled on 13 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he made of the effect of the covid-19 tier restrictions on people's wellbeing who could not attend community lunches over Christmas 2020.

Answered on

19 January 2021

The Government ensured that the regulations allowed charitable lunches over the festive period to continue.

The Government acknowledges the impact the restrictions can have on mental health and wellbeing. Public Health England published guidance on social distancing and self-isolation and advice on looking after mental health and wellbeing during the outbreak.