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Coronavirus: Babies and Parents

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 148815, tabled on 3 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether parent and baby groups are permitted to meet during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown restrictions; and what guidance his Department has published on such groups meeting.

Answered on

10 February 2021

Support groups, such as baby and toddler groups, for the provision of support for parents and their children, that are necessary to deliver in person, can continue with up to 15 participants where formally organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support. This includes where parents and carers meet other parents and carers with or without their young children. Children under five years old are not included in the 15-person limit.

Guidance on such group meetings is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home