Within an Eruv, you can carry outside your home in the same way as you can in your own house and garden. All other Shabbat restrictions are unaffected.
- Make oneself and one’s family members and guests totally familiar with the boundaries of the eruv
- Be careful carrying near the boundaries not to inadvertently carry
- Take great care to explain to children the difference between an enclosed and an unenclosed area with regard to carrying. This will avoid confusion if the child’s community Eruv is not operational or when the child visits other communities that do not have an Eruv. Likewise, adults should also be aware of this when visiting other communities where no valid Eruv exists
- Train children to ask their parents or to check the online Eruv traffic light system every Friday to determine if the Eruv is operational for that Shabbos
You may carry:
- House keys
- Food or drink for use on Shabbat
- Books (e.g. Chumash or Siddur)
- Required medication
- Clothes (e.g. coat, gloves or handkerchief)
- Reading glasses
- Push a baby buggy, pram or wheelchair.
You may not:
- Carry a mobile phone or other items which are muktseh (forbidden to be moved on Shabbat)
- Carry anything which is to be used only after Shabbat
- Carry or open an umbrella
- Engage in weekday activities which are not in the spirit of Shabbat such as riding a bike, or going shopping (even on credit or where payment is not involved).
All Allotments and Cemeterys have been enclosed and are excluded from the Eruv. These areas can not be carried in.
If you are unsure whether a particular activity is permitted, please consult your Rabbi.