THERE’S been some changes to the coronavirus rules today - despite the government’s four-week pause at Step Three.

It is expected that the country will move to Step Four on July 19, but new data will be reviewed after two weeks in case the risks have reduced.

The rules on weddings and civil partnerships, commemorative events following a death, care home visits and domestic residential visits for children have all been updated.

Out-of-school organisations such as Brownies, Scouts, and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions can organise domestic residential visits for children in consistent groups of up to 30.

Residents in care home are able to name five visitors each - with two visitors being able to visit each day.

Each resident will also be able to nominate an essential care giver who will be able to visit them even if they are isolating.

Visitors must show proof of a negative Covid test before a visit can take place.

More information on the new guidance can be found here.