Allow small groups to socialise outdoors,no bubble

The bubble would not work and be extremely difficult to police. Allow people to mix in small groups outdoors instead applying common sense!

Why the contribution is important

Social interaction is extremely important for mental health and after another 3 weeks of lockdown should be considered. We are going to have to learn to live with this virus as a vaccine could be a long time away.

by gill2003 on May 09, 2020 at 03:51PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.4
Based on: 17 votes


  • Posted by Annescotlass May 09, 2020 at 16:09

    I think a number on the group needs to be set, very small to start with and gradually increasing. The element of personal responsibility needs to be highlighted to all too.
  • Posted by L71 May 09, 2020 at 16:29

    As someone living alone & struggling to manage my mental wellbeing, I need to have some face to face social contact. Video calls are not for me
  • Posted by tammymac May 09, 2020 at 16:39

    Yes, this is very important. When we feel well emtionally & mentally, our immune system works better and so physically we are healthier. We are also a social species and not designed to be on our own 24/7. Human contact is essential for health and well being. I know of one 90 year old, a devout christian, who said ' I would rather be on the other side if I have to stay socially isolated - I would rather take the risk'
  • Posted by Wulan19 May 09, 2020 at 16:52

    For those that are living alone it's a much more difficult situation than for those with a partner of family. Just don't know how it can be done without everyone else trying to take advantage. Would be good if it could be properly organised, and included those that didn't already know one another as this might help people to meet new friends and help with loneliness in general.
  • Posted by jekhartley May 09, 2020 at 21:25

    Human contact is essential for wellbeing - lets get back together again and allow us to sensibly socialise and move on from lockdown now, please!
  • Posted by Babs67 May 09, 2020 at 23:34

    This is a much more sensible (and workable!) idea than a defined social bubble. I have 4 children and 9 grandchildren who I am desperate to see. My children all have partners of their own who also have parents and siblings they want to be with . With such a wide network it would be almost impossible to identify a consistent core group of 10 which satisfies everyone’s needs. There will be many others in that position and insisting that we meet with the same limited number of people all the time creates a situation which is both open to abuse and impossible to police. Keep the numbers to a minimum, maintain the outdoor rule for now but relax the notion of the same people all of the time.
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