The rule of six explained

Following a rise in the number of coronavirus cases, the new ‘rule of six’ has been implemented in Wales.

Rule of six

The rules can often be confusing, especially for the elderly, so we’ve put together some handy pointers to help people make sense of them.

This is not a full-scale lockdown like we saw earlier in the year, so we don’t want people to worry unnecessarily.

  • Up to four households are able to join together to form an extended household. This means you will still be able to see close family and socialise with them.
  • You and your extended household can meet in groups of six or under indoors. This means no sitting outside in the blustery or rainy weather.
  • Children under 12-years-old are exempt and will not count towards the total. This means you can still see any grandchildren if they are part of your extended household.
  • You can still meet in groups of up to 30 people outdoors, as long as social distancing is maintained.

These rules currently do not apply where local lockdowns are in force, such as Caerphilly.

Throughout this time, it’s still important to wear a face mask and wash and sanitise your hands regularly. You can find out handy hints on practising good personal hygiene here.

These are uncertain times, but it’s important to practice positive thinking, as this is good for your mental wellbeing, and overall life expectancy. Read our top tips on remaining positive here.

Our carers are on-hand to help and advise our service users on the latest rules and regulations.