Allow couples who don't live together to see eachother

There are many couples who do have strong relationships but do not live together. This could be for many reasons - children from previous relationships, working in different locations, or simply choice. The 'bubble' idea should be for couples and close family first.
If this is considered please allow couples to travel between cities to see eachother as one of the reasons why couples do not live together is because they live in different locations.

Why the contribution is important

Separating couples for so long - we are now talking about 9 weeks - leaves many individuals living alone with no adult company for a significant period of time which has an impact on loneliness, isolation and mental health. Allowing couples to see eachother and no one else would be very low risk as it would only be one additional person.

by davina on May 05, 2020 at 04:15PM

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  • Posted by Maztee May 05, 2020 at 16:36

  • Posted by jdmacd May 05, 2020 at 16:51

    I am an isolate in isolation as is my partner 28 miles away yet we can not see each other . That only makes 2 people posing no risk to anyone else. Both healthy responsible 60 year olds. Time now to give us that responsibility back.
  • Posted by Faith May 05, 2020 at 17:30

    I have not seen my partner since 23rd of March. He has his house - where he lives alone, and I share my house with my grown up son and his partner - who has lived under my roof for the past 3 years - effecfively - recently, it's been constant two grown up adults, living under my roof; both furloughed from their work, and myself - just recently returned to work, as an essential worker, after self-isolating with symptoms of Co-vid 19, then being furloughed. I know we are not alone with household tensions, angst, worries, stress, fear; and also everyone wanting to get a bit of peace from each other.

    Life before lock-down, allowed myself and my partner, to go back and forth, from North Side to South Side, with each other, to each other's homes, so therefore; essentially: we were together the majority of the time, apart from the days, were work commitments didn't allow us to spend the night together (that was hard for me, this is off the scale now.)

    My point is: we are struggling immeasurably - emotionally, physically, and mentally, as the weeks go on, as we are unable to see each other, to meet up, or spend any precious time in each other's houses. I personally have mental health issues, as I suffer from various debilitating symptoms, as a result of having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Fibromyalgia - amongst other health issues.

    My partner is the most wonderful person I have ever known, loved and adored, he is my absolute rock, and I feel lost, without him, to the point my health is deteriorating at an alarming rate. We have been together for four years, and these past 6/7 weeks without each other, feels like an eternity of pain, anguish and indescribable heart break.

    I would like to know why in England, people can leave their homes, to go and stay with a friend or partner, in their home; for a couple of days, to escape perhaps tensions and anxiety - for example - culminated from their grown up children "getting under their feet" etc., why isn't this allowed thus far here in Scotland?

    Will it be possible for me to go and stay with my partner or visit him at his home soon?

    I am struggling and need to be with him.

    Please First Minister, consider my plight, please find a way to help my partner, me and many others like us.

    Thank you.

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  • Posted by Emz1964 May 05, 2020 at 17:34

    What about single people alone with no partner or family. This suggestion although I agree in principle puts the needs of those who are couples above those of two isolated friends
  • Posted by Jayli May 06, 2020 at 13:58

    As someone who has a partner 60 miles away that I have not seen since March 21, I don't understand what is different about 2 people spending time in each others houses as a couple, and 2 people living together ......

    Mentally it is very difficult being alone, having no human contact and living rurally, never even passing anyone to say hi to on my daily walk. Lockdown would be much easier to cope with if we could spend time with each other in one of our houses.
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