Parents could be banned from seeing children if they live in different county in Tier rule | UK | News (Reports)

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Boris Johnson warned that more areas could move into higher tiers of emergency during the current coronavirus spike across the country. While holding a coronavirus presser on Friday, Mr Johnson took questions from the public on some of their concerns regarding the new rules. The Prime Minister was asked what parents should do if they do not live with their child but would regularly have contact with them. 

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Christopher from Margate asked: “What is the Government’s guidance to single parents who have regular contact with their children who live in a different county?

“I live in Kent and my son lives in Essex, what should I do regarding contact if Essex or Kent were to be in a higher COVID alert level and the other remain at medium?”

Mr Johnson referrerd to the guidance of the Government’s website but said that there may be restrictions for single parents if the county they live in or are travelling to has greater restrictions that prevent households from mixing.

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He said: “Christopher I think the guidance, you should go on the website and check, but when places go into a higher tier from the basic medium then there are restrictions on household contact.

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“Depending on how you define your household, you may find there are restrictions.

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“But you really need to go on the website to see what is going on in Kent and what is going on in Essex.

“This is so you can be absolutely sure.”

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