Governments urge singles to find a cuddle buddy or a support bubble during pandemic
Behold the “support bubble,” as the British prime minister has dubbed it, the world’s latest dating fad — or so some public health experts hope.
Starting Saturday, single-adult households in England will be able to form a “support bubble” with one other household, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Wednesday, as part of the country’s easing of coronavirus restrictions.
“Support bubbles must be exclusive, meaning you can’t switch the household you are in a bubble with or connect with multiple,” Johnson said. “All those in a support bubble will be able to act as if they live in the same household, meaning they can spend time together inside each others’ homes and do not need to stay two meters apart.”
This new category includes the elderly, single parents and single people. The move is likely to help elderly citizens who have been struggling with living alone. Under the new rule, a lonely grandparent can meet with family or have grandchildren over to their house.
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[Source: Washington Post]