Allow couples who are not living together to meet up

Allow couples, who are not currently living together, to visit each other and exercise together. If they are not meeting up with anyone else from other households, then there is no real difference in risk of transmission than if they were living in the same household.

Why the contribution is important

Couples having to keep apart from each other during lockdown is creating unnecessary strain on relationships and people's mental well-being. If they are living alone and not in contact with others then surely they should be able to visit each other.

by EdD on May 10, 2020 at 09:40PM

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  • Posted by paulmchenry May 10, 2020 at 22:15

    This seems like an entirely reasonable suggestion as the lockdown has now gone on for quite a long time and with no end in sight it makes it more difficult than it should be for couples who do not live together if they are not allowed to see each other.
  • Posted by dodo1956 May 10, 2020 at 23:45

    So unfair for couples who do not actually live together to be separated at such an awful time - surely, even with social distancing this is the humane thing to do
  • Posted by Nixxy_1987 May 11, 2020 at 00:09

    I fully agree with this idea, especially as I haven't seen my partner since the 23rd March, when lockdown started. This can put strains on relationships and also bad for mental health. If you are both staying at home and not engaging in contact with anyone outside your home then what is the harm.
  • Posted by Bec May 11, 2020 at 08:13

    Could you not say this of anyone? If they are consenting adults they have a choice; if spending time together was a priority why have they not made the choice to live together during this situation? I understand the desire for this rule to be relaxed but I don't understand how the risk is any lower for a couple than it is for friends or any other family member.
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