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Is it actually illegal to go for a drive with a friend?

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notevenat20 Sat 13-Jun-20 16:39:02

I really want to go for a drive with a friend of mine. I know we won't be 2 metres apart but is that actually a crime or just againat advice?

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ohthegoats Sat 13-Jun-20 16:42:56

Does it matter? The police aren't going to stop you, the 'guidance' or 'rules' or 'whatever this stuff is', is barely enforceable by the police - they've been saying that since the beginning.

notevenat20 Sat 13-Jun-20 16:44:34

ohthegoats I really don't want to do anything illegal.

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GreytExpectations Sat 13-Jun-20 16:47:20

Of course its not illegal hmm

notheragain4 Sat 13-Jun-20 16:55:18

It's against the guidance but so was driving 30 miles to test your eyesight and driving your family to Durham. Guidance is optional apparently so I wouldn't worry 🤷‍♀️

Catsmother1 Sun 14-Jun-20 11:47:11

It’s not illegal. But it’s another one of those contradictory rules.

For example, you are officially allowed to car share to work with your friend, if you can’t cycle or walk. So you might be in a car for 30 minutes with them to work.
But you aren’t allowed to give them a lift to the supermarket down the road.

If you do give them a lift then I’d maybe open the windows.

MereDintofPandiculation Sun 14-Jun-20 12:11:49

"Myth: It’s a crime to be closer than 2m to someone not from your household

"In most circumstances it is an offence to have a gathering of more than 6 people outdoors.[xi] However, this is meant to deal with groups meeting up, rather than people crossing paths in the street. Despite what the Prime Minister announced when he stated that he was easing lockdown restrictions, there is no law that says that you have to remain a certain distance from others when in public, including when gathering as part of a social occasion. However, it is good sense to do so, to protect yourself and others."


notevenat20 Mon 15-Jun-20 15:28:28

Thanks all

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