Agree with the bubble!

Whilst I agree with Nicola completely that it’s too early to end the lockdown as time goes on I’m getting increasingly concerned about the emotional impact on my 4 year old. I think if families could visit with grandparents or a select few friends/family members it would really help the mental health of the nation.

Why the contribution is important

Like so many I also have a baby which is so hard for grandparents to be missing so much, time they can never get back.
The early years are crucial for development and the longer this goes on the more worried I am about the impact on young children. At 4 my son is old enough to understand something is very wrong and that he misses nursery, friends and family, but too young to understand why this is necessary.
Some time with a select few other people could really make a difference.

by jemmameeko on May 09, 2020 at 12:40PM

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  • Posted by RosieMcMac May 09, 2020 at 12:55

    I agree with this but only when it is safe to do so. Bubbles can go on and on. Another full three weeks of lockdown first.
  • Posted by Geoffgriggs May 09, 2020 at 13:05

    If you have 10 people in your bubble and each of your bubble-friends have 9 different people, you are risking passing the virus on to 90 people with one visit to your group.
  • Posted by heather22 May 09, 2020 at 13:25

    I do not think this could be enforceable, would end up just everyone going back to normal and be in and out of folks houses. It would be a lot safer to allow small groups to meet outside and be socially distant.
  • Posted by Stephen666 May 09, 2020 at 13:31

    Not possible to manage bubbles during lockdown. Some people will simply spread Covid-19 as they believe it should be allowed to let rip across the UK, the financial deadweight from the infirm and elderly will be removed, and those left can get back to normal and also get a tax cut.
    No child aged 4 or otherwise wants to be reminded that their Grandparent wanted to see them so much that they caught Covid-19 and died for them.
    The impact on the young and old will be profound, but thats what a killer disease like Covid-19 does, with the closest war analogy being evacuation, albeit in solitary except for digital chats with friends and the elderly.
    Much greater use of social media by all, is now required as a new "norm". A tablet is almost an essential.
  • Posted by SteveR57 May 09, 2020 at 13:32

    I agree with this comment but only after the end of May
  • Posted by Movingforward May 09, 2020 at 17:01

    People need to be able to see their families.
    There does not seem to be clear evidence that young children transmit the virus.
    We have to learn to live alongside this virus as an effective vaccine could be a very long time away. In fact it may not be possible to develop a vaccine at all.
    We will have to continue social distancing and hygiene measures but I believe we must be able, to some extent, weigh up the risks ourselves now within our own family groups and find ways to spend time with each other again.
    We have the opportunity to do it soon in Scotland as this is our summer ! We can meet outside.
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