THE LATEST advice from the Government on “support bubbles” permits those who live alone or as a single parent to expand their circle to another household.

Households with one adult can form a support bubble with a family of any size under newly relaxed lockdown restrictions, but support bubbles must be exclusive, a household cannot be part of more than one.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced the concept of support bubbles last week, it is the next step on the PM’s roadmap to normality post-coronavirus.

Those in a support bubble can meet indoors or outside and can be closer than the two-metre social distancing rule.

In the latest advice, a spokesperson for the Government said: “We recognise how difficult this time has been, particularly on lonely and isolated people and this change is designed to provide extra support to some of those most impacted by the current social restrictions.”