Lancashire cities and towns are beginning to bustle with life once again after lockdown restrictions eased this week.
Stores such as Primark, IKEA, TK Maxx and Next all proving popular with customers after more than three months of closure with some queuing for hours on end.
But while it was nice to be out shopping again, people rushing back to the high street are being urged to tread carefully to avoid being slapped with a fine or worse.
The law states it is still illegal to meet anybody from outside your household or bubble indoors.
This means that if you go the shops with people from outside your household or bubble, you could be fined.
It’s an obvious fact that this is hard to do with the hustle and bustle of people returning to shop but stores should have social distancing measures in place.
The official government guidance reads: “You must not meet indoors with anybody you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them (if you are eligible), or another legal exemption applies.”
So who are you able to meet with and where?
Here’s the full list of the regulations everyone must still follow.
You are able to meet up to six people outside of your household or bubble in the following settings:
parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
public and botanical gardens
the grounds of a heritage site
outdoor sculpture parks
outdoor sports venues and facilities
outdoor hospitality venues
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