Fun in the sun as friends from different households able to meet in Havant parks as 'Rule of Six' reintroduced
FRIENDS and family members able to meet outside are enjoying glorious sunshine today (March 29).
In green spaces across the Havant area, small groups of people from different households are seeing each other face to face to catch up and soak up some sun.
The ‘Rule of Six’ came into effect today, meaning that people can meet outdoors with friends or family they do not live with - either in a group of up to six from any number of households, or in a group of any size from up to two households.
Sunny weather is also drawing members of the same household out into parks across the area.
Small groups of people were sitting on Havant park’s grass earlier today, enjoying a bright Monday lunchtime.
Jane Partridge visited the park along with her husband Barry, daughter Amanda, and granddaughter Millie.
She said: ‘It’s perfect weather to be outside and spending time with our lovely granddaughter.’
Dog walkers met with friends and family in Staunton Country Park to stretch their legs and take in the weather.
Verity Skates, who was out with her friend Kate Clifford and Kate’s dog Harley, said: ‘There are lots of people here at Staunton today enjoying the sunshine.
‘It’s so nice to be outside doing something.
‘Kate and I met years ago when our children were at school – it must be so hard for families of babies born during the pandemic.’
Although the ‘Rule of Six’ has come into play, many other restrictions remain in place - people must not socialise indoors with anyone they do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.