The government of New South Wales, Australia, is giving children isolated because of COVID-19 restrictions a small amount of relief. Children will be allowed to form “friend bubbles” with two other children. Those children will be allowed to visit each other in their homes. But only if they all live within 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of each other, live in the same local government area, and all adults in their homes are vaccinated against COVID-19. Once inside a friend bubble, children won’t be allowed to switch to another.
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