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Can we meet a friend in the park for a walk if we socially distance?

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Dualipa Wed 13-May-20 16:29:32

I thought we could only meet 1 family member but my friend seems to think we can meet friends?

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MarcelineMissouri Wed 13-May-20 16:30:36

Yes you can meet one other person outside of your household but just keep 2m apart. I’m meeting my friend for a walk tomorrow - very excited about that!

Selfsettling3 Wed 13-May-20 16:30:43

As only a there are only two of you and you stay 2 meter away then yes you can.

P1nkHeartLovesCake Wed 13-May-20 16:30:51

You can meet 1 person from another household outside if you can social distance

Starisnotanumber Wed 13-May-20 16:48:22

You could as well arrange to do your once a week shop at the same time and stand 2m away in the queue. Somebody has to be the person next to you and it might as well be a friend as instead of a stranger.

cologne4711 Wed 13-May-20 17:17:26

Yes you can.

But my running club is still saying you can only run solo or with family. They are wrong (I am in England, I realise the rules vary elsewhere in the UK).

Aridane Thu 14-May-20 12:45:47

Yes, up I can

@cologne4711 - since the rules only changed yesterday, I guess the club hasn’t yet updated their materials

Hugglespuffed Thu 14-May-20 12:56:33

Yes you can meet one other person. I'm not sure what the rules are if you have a child? I was on a river walk yesterday and there were lots of mums meeting other mums (in twos) with their toddlers in tow. Mums were mostly socially distanced but they were not encouraging the toddlers to stay apart at all. No idea if that is allowed? I would assume not.

LunaLula83 Thu 14-May-20 12:59:36

Go for it. Everyone else is

Ihaventgottimeforthis Thu 14-May-20 13:01:46

I suppose it depends whether you arrange to meet them or not -
entirely possible that a number of families could decide to spend some time in the same place independently of each other.
It's just like strangers being in a park at the same time.

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