The Government has announced that as of today, Tuesday 22nd September, unpaid carers will be exempt from interhousehold mixing restrictions in local areas of intervention.
Unpaid carers will be able to form care bubbles in areas of intervention or “lockdown” to allow families to share caring responsibilities with another household.
Commenting, Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK, said:
“In the height of the April lockdown we heard from many carers who were very unsure about whether they were allowed to leave their home to visit the person they care for, and were anxious about not being able to provide the care that person needed.
“The Government’s announcement to allow unpaid carers to continue to provide care to a vulnerable person and form care bubbles in areas of local lockdown will be appreciated by carers, and provide them with reassurance that they and other family members will be able to continue to provide essential care for their older or disabled relatives.”