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UK Lockdown #2

Boris announced the UK is to again transition into a UK wide lockdown on Thursday 5th November 2020.

So, what does this mean for UK Nannies and Childcare arrangements for parents?

The .GOV document is being updated regularly and as a UK Nanny Agency, we are also checking this and keeping up to date with the new releases of information.

As of 2nd November 2020, we know the below information:

Stay at home, except for the following reasons:

  • Childcare or education, where this is not provided online

  • Work purposes, where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home (this includes if your job involves working in other people’s homes)

  • Exercising outdoors

  • To visit an outdoor public place

  • Any medical concerns, appointments and/or emergencies, or to avoid or escape risk of injury or harm

  • Shopping for food and medicine

  • Visit members of your support bubble*

  • To provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer

Note: Children under school age, as well as those dependent on round-the-clock care, such as those with severe disabilities, who are with their parents will not count towards the limit on two people meeting outside. This is 2 socially distanced adults, with children under school age only.

UK Nanny and Family Life - Nanny Agency
Stay Home

Stay Safe

  • Hands

  • Face

  • Space

Remember to wash hands regularly, wash hands for 20 seconds, wear a face mask, stay 2 metres away from anyone who is not in your household bubble, increase ventilation within inside spaces.

Children socially distant, in face masks.
Hands, Face, Space.

Meeting With Family and Friends

You must not meet socially indoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household - meaning the people you live with - or they are your support bubble.

You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with the people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household. The key word here is public spaces, not private gardens.

These places include:

  • Parks

  • Beaches

  • Countryside

  • Public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments

  • Playgrounds - can remain open

Childcare and children’s activities

Parents will still be able to access some registered childcare and other childcare activities where reasonably necessary to enable parents to work, or for the purposes of respite care.

Early Years settings can remain open.

Children playing in the park
Childcare and children's activities

Travelling between areas

You should avoid travelling in or out of your local area, and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make. However you can and should still travel for a number of reasons, including:

  • travelling to work where this cannot be done from home

  • travelling to education and for caring responsibilities

  • hospital GP and other medical appointments or visits where you have had an accident or are concerned about your health

  • visiting venues that are open, including essential retail

  • exercise, if you need to make a short journey to do so

Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed. This includes holidays abroad and in the UK.

Child playing in sand on UK beach - Nanny
Check Travel & Restrictions

There are specific exceptions, for example if you need to stay away from home (including in a second home) for work purposes, but this means people cannot travel overseas or within the UK, unless for work, education or other legally permitted reasons.

Find more information over at

*This blog has been written by Little Steps Nanny and Events Agency and whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information included in this article is accurate at the point of release, this should not be relied upon as legal advice.


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