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Explainer: What is a social ‘double bubble’ and how to safely create one

Eilish O'Regan



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Bright idea: The social bubble system was first floated by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, seen here with partner Clarke Gayford and baby daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford. Photo: MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP via Getty Images

Bright idea: The social bubble system was first floated by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, seen here with partner Clarke Gayford and baby daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford. Photo: MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP via Getty Images

Bright idea: The social bubble system was first floated by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, seen here with partner Clarke Gayford and baby daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford. Photo: MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP via Getty Images

Who would you invite to be part of your "double bubble" and will it put you at risk of picking up the coronavirus?

Now that the Government is allowing groups of up to four people from separate households to meet up outdoors, provided all rules are followed, the new social bubble is one way of alleviating isolation particularly for cocooners.


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