Getting Together Safely on Thank You Day

15th June 2021

Thank You Day is just the boost we need to get through this final leg of lockdown. The day is a chance to express our thanks to those who don’t hear it enough.

We all have someone to say thank you to, particularly throughout the last 18 months. Thank You Day is a chance for us to say thank you to everyone who deserves it, together.

 

Thank You Day is just the boost we need to get through this final leg of lockdown. The day is a chance to express our thanks to those who don’t hear it enough.

 

It is about saying thank you to the people who matter to you – to the mums and dads who home schooled, the shopkeepers who kept the shelves stocked, the volunteers who delivered the vaccine, or the neighbour who collected your prescription, just to name a few. We all know someone who deserves thanks. 

 

Here’s some tips on how to get together, in your streets and communities (within the rules), and make sure your thank yous are heard loud and clear. However you do it – through food, music or sport – let’s make Sunday 4th July the biggest Thank You ever.

 

Thank You Day within the current COVID-19 Restrictions

 

Since the idea of Thank You Day came about, we have continually considered how to make sure the day can go ahead safely. We have always been aware that the roadmap set out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this year was subject to change and knew this may have a small impact on plans for the day. 

Following the announcement of the 4 week delay to the June 21st date yesterday, here’s some tips to make sure your Thank You Day events and plans can go ahead safely, and a reminder of the rules.

 

Tips for your planning:

What are the rules on outdoor gatherings now?

 

In England, until 19th July, the rules are maintained at their current level, as they have been since May 17th. These are:

In Northern Ireland, up to 500 people can attend an outdoor gathering so long as you have completed a risk assessment and have taken all reasonable measures to lessen the risk of transmission. For gatherings of 30 people or fewer, you do not need a risk assessment.

In Scotland, all council areas are now at Level 2 or below. Check the rules for your area to understand how many people you can gather.

In Wales, the same rules as England apply, although you must social distance in all instances. 

Other options

If you would prefer to stay at home, or do activities in isolation/ with your bubble – here’s some activities you can still get involved in on Thank You Day:

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