Safe House Visiting in Small Numbers

I understand why restrictions have been introduced to combat large house gatherings; however, I feel there is no nuance to these rules. For example, I have been unable to see my Grandad who is bed-bound and is receiving palliative care for several weeks, on top of the original few months of lockdown. I don't want to go to friend's homes for large social gatherings, I just want to safely see my grandparents - especially since I feel I am losing valuable time with them. Prior to the local restrictions, which are now national, we were visiting weekly, in one area of the house, sanitising frequently and observing social distancing at all times. I have followed the rules since lockdown started but I'm beginning to feel exasperated by what feels like ever-changing rules with no end in sight and upset that I cannot safely spend time with loved ones.

Why the contribution is important

I believe safely visiting family indoors in Small numbers is important to many people in different circumstances. In mines, it's that I cannot see my Grandad who doesn't have long left and is bed-bound. I also think that allowing small gatherings indoors will be important to many people given that we are entering colder months and the likelihood that we will be living with Coronavirus for the foreseeable future.

by Drewjmcgowan on October 11, 2020 at 03:09PM

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  • Posted by bookMeg October 11, 2020 at 18:00

    It is also important for people living on their own to be able to visit one other household. Many elderly people are unable to leave their homes at present.
  • Posted by Lisi October 11, 2020 at 19:27

    This is also important for mothers/fathers with babies/young children. In the colder months it is not possible to spend time only outdoors and with so many mother/baby activities closed/restricted being able to see another person at home can alleviate the burden this pandemic has placed on the mental health of new parents.
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