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Support bubbles 'will not be scrapped' if Covid rules toughened

The Government has reportedly ruled out scrapping support bubbles as part of its crackdown on lockdown compliance.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is thought to have discussed the prospect of introducing tougher controls to ensure the public abide by the restrictions, with the new highly-contagious variant raising the stakes.

Reports quoted a Government source as suggesting restrictions on exercise could be tightened amid concerns people are using exceptions to the ‘stay at home’ rules to socialise.

There had been fears support bubbles could be done away with as part of the toughened measures, which could also see limits once again placed on the number of people allowed into supermarkets, nurseries closed and face masks made compulsory.

However, according to LBC, a Number 10 source has said that getting rid of support bubbles is ‘categorically not going to happen’.

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