SUMMER get-togethers have been put on hold as the UK continues with lockdown measures to prevent the further spread of coronavirus – however, from today groups of six can meet as long as social distancing measures are adhered to. Here are the best socially distant ways to host friends and family this summer.
This means keeping a two-metre distance from those from different households and staying outside during any gatherings.
Also from June 1, car dealerships can reopen, as can outdoor markets.
Schools are also reopening, but only to pupils in reception, year one and year six.
With the new rules, some friends and family members may be wondering how best to see one another this summer.
Monday, June 1 marks the start of lockdown measures easing, with some rules relaxed as the Government prepares the UK to go back to a ‘new normal’. From today, groups of up to six people can meet outside as long as the social distancing measures are adhered to.
As groups of six can now meet and the hot weather continues, hosting a garden party may be one way to see friends and family while sticking to guidelines.
You could even throw a royal-themed garden party, taking inspiration from the Queen’s summer garden parties.
Liz Taylor, Wedding and Events Planner, Taylor Lynn Corporation has attended royal garden parties in the past and gave some advice for those looking to hold their own royal soiree.
Ms Taylor said: “I have been lucky enough to attend two Royal garden parties and believe me they are an incredible experience.
“Traditional to their core, and fabulous for being so. You can infuse a little of that in your own party at home.
“Take brightly coloured deckchairs and place in family groups – socially distance – it’s essential.
“Have straw hats and individual afternoon tea boxes delivered to everyone ahead of time, which they can bring along so there’s no sharing of cutlery.
“Or get guests to bring their own picnic hampers and spread blankets on the lawn.”