During a meeting of the executive this morning, the concept of social ‘bubbles’ was put before Ministers, an idea which has successfully been implemented originally in New Zealand.
Making the announcement at todays daily COVID-19 briefing, the First Minister has said that from June 13th, any individuals who live alone can form a support bubble with one other household only.
These individuals can visit that household and stay over. The First minister has also indicated that further discussions will be had in relation to allowing members of different household to mix indoors next week.
The First minister also announced a number of other decisions including the opening of the housing market, allowing athletes to train at training facilities and increasing the number of people allowed to mix outdoors from 6 to 10.
From Friday June 12th church halls and community centres will also be allowed to provide childcare and further discussions will be had with the Department of Health to extending this further.
The current R rate is estimated between 0.5 – 0.9