Two metre rule key as Covid-19 restrictions are eased

Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro has welcomed the new easing of Covid-19 restrictions, meaning many will be able to meet their loved ones together for the first time since March.

From Monday, the rules will allow up to six people from different households to meet outdoors and in gardens, as long as they keep two metres apart and continue to wash their hands regularly.

The PCC has urged residents to protect the progress made, by staying alert. He said: “Last night’s announcement is a further acknowledgement that the sacrifices of residents, and the hard work our health and other services, are succeeding in reducing the impact of Covid-19. Being able to meet in this way – from Monday – will mean that our families can begin to unite once more.

“We must still stay alert. As we continue down the road to a new normal, it is essential that we keep the rate of infection as low as possible to protect the most vulnerable in our society. This means avoiding larger gatherings, and

maintaining social distancing at all times.

“As we approach another sunny weekend, I urge that visitors and residents continue to follow the current advice and consider whether their plans are likely to bring them into close contact with others, such as we’ve seen at busy beauty spots across Surrey.”

Updated information on the policing of the restrictions in Surrey is available here.

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