The health secretary has announced that grandparents among others who provide ‘a consistent childcare relationship’ will be exempt from restrictions during local lockdowns in England. The exemption will cover formal and informal arrangements, in relation to children under-14 and vulnerable adults.

Matt Hancock said new payments worth £500 would be offered to those on low incomes who had to self-isolate and fines would apply to people who did not obey

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