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The best lockdown-themed birthday cards you can buy online.
The UK is in lockdown, with the latest government advice being to not mix with any more than one other person at a time outside your household.
This means that many of us won't get to see our friends and family on their birthdays, and celebrations will be looking very different for during this time.
Although you may not be able to celebrate with them in person, that doesn't mean you can't send them a card expressing your good wishes - and there are plenty of lockdown-themed birthday cards available to buy online now.
Here are our picks of the best:
Under Boris Johnson's phased lockdown lifting plan, people in England are currently able to see one person from another household at a time, provided that they are outside and keep two metres apart.
It is reported that the government are considering bringing in a 'social bubble' rule at the end of June, which would allow people to mix with up to 10 people outside their household in this context.
Dr Joshua Moon from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School said of social bubbles: "The notion of social bubbles means that those individuals with whom you interact most frequently are part of your 'bubble'. These are both the people you are most likely to infect and the people who are easiest to track down when contact tracing."
"Strangers are less likely to be infected but are also harder to recall when you’re being interviewed by a contact tracer.
"When it comes to easing lockdown, it is therefore easier for people to be allowed to meet with individuals in their social bubbles because those contacts can be traced and isolated more easily, thereby reducing onward transmission."