Phase 3 came into force on Saturday 16th May. Up to 4 households may bubble together in total. This may be formed by the joining of two bubbles (already joined) with another two households already previously joined together, or may be formed by the addition of one or two single households with another two-household bubble. Essentially, these four households form one bubble – anything else is outside of that bubble.
You may join with a friend or with extended family, and will be able to socialise normally in each other’s homes (but not outside the household premises). This needs to be a reciprocal arrangement, by mutual agreement between the two households, to be part of a joint bubble.