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CAN I EXTEND MY BUBBLE?
If you need to expand your bubble a little, you can, but don’t go overboard. The advice from the Government is still to “keep your bubble as small as possible”.
MY ELDERLY MUM LIVES ALONE, CAN SHE JOIN MY BUBBLE?
Yes, bubble expansion includes bringing in close family and isolated people.
MY CHILD WILL BE IN A BUBBLE AT SCHOOL, DOES THAT MEAN I’M NOW IN A BUBBLE WITH THE PARENTS OF OTHER KIDS?
If other parents at the school or ECE centre aren’t close family or someone who was very isolated, they shouldn’t really be in your bubble. You should keep 2m away from anyone outside of your bubble.
I’M A UNIVERSITY STUDENT, CAN I MOVE AT ALERT LEVEL 3 TO JOIN MY UNI BUBBLE?
Unfortunately not. The Ministry of Education is not allowing anyone who left their university hall prior to lockdown to return in level 3.
CAN I GO HAVE A DRINK WITH MY NEIGHBOUR WHO LIVES ALONE?
Supporting isolated people is one of the approved reasons you can expand your bubble in alert level 3, according to the Government’s Covid-19 website.
I WAS SEPERATED FROM MY FAMILY AT THE START OF ALERT LEVEL 4 LOCKDOWN, CAN I TRAVEL HOME AT LEVEL 3?
If you were in the wrong place when lockdown began four weeks ago, you’re allowed to move through the country to get home during level 3. But you should only move once and in one direction.
SEEING AS I CAN VISIT MY NEIGHBOUR, AM I ABLE TO GO VISIT MY FRIENDS TOO?
Guidance from the Government rules against inviting friends over or visiting them. Any social visitors – whether they’re friends or family – shouldn’t be entering your home in level 3.
CAN MY FRIENDS OR FAMILY LOOK AFTER MY KIDS AT LEVEL 3 SO I CAN GO TO WORK?
Yes, shared care of your kids is allowed and encouraged in level 3, if it’s an option over sending them to school or ECE.