Allow visiting family households

Allow individuals to visit family homes, e.g. grandparents, partners etc

Why the contribution is important

I believe it is important when safe to do so to allow individuals to visit their families. This will benefit people's wellbeing and provide contact for family members who live alone.

by Eilidhcassells on May 06, 2020 at 12:04PM

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Average rating: 4.9
Based on: 85 votes


  • Posted by GrannyEss May 06, 2020 at 12:59

    You cannot visit a family member even for a coffee in the garden at a safe distance but you can stand in a queue for shopping with complete strangers ?
  • Posted by Jayli May 06, 2020 at 13:26

    As a 50+ female living alone in a rural area, I have no human contact at all apart from when I am at the supermarket, which is very stressful. I would like consideration for single people to be able to either travel to or from their boyfriends/partners home, or be given allowance to travel to visit at least 1 appointed member of their family, socially distancing when in their home. This would help greatly with mental health, which for me personally is not great at the moment, and is actually worse when I read that potentially I would still not be able to travel to see anyone from early June. My boyfriend lives a 1 hr 15 min drive away, my Father a 2 hour drive away ..... both further than what the Government is considering allowing people to travel. Please, give some thought to people in my situation who live alone, rurally and a long way from anyone they care about.
  • Posted by Karen50 May 06, 2020 at 14:40

    Consider people like myself who live alone and have no family at all in Scotland. I would like to be able to travel to England to see family obviously when it’s deemed safe to do so. However I cannot even meet up with a friend who lives nearby for a chat or a coffee. Even if we are allowed to meet up outside for a short time, it doesn’t help my situation. Please consider people like myself who have had no contact with anyone for weeks as have been working from home since lockdown potentially being allowed to enter another household for a few hours or have someone come to mine for a few hours to have a chat or a few drinks. I am not talking large gathering but potentially adding one more person temporarily to a household.
  • Posted by VanillaCat May 06, 2020 at 14:51

    If doing a bubble please allow this this time br over a long distance so I csn bubble eith family a few hours away
  • Posted by AnnLang1 May 06, 2020 at 15:47

    Allow small family visits
  • Posted by GrumpoMcChief May 06, 2020 at 17:44

    I lost my wife just before the virus struck and so I have been unable to see my sons and Grandkids since the lockdown. The ability to meet with them in a small select group would work wonders for my quality of life and aid my grieving process.
  • Posted by Neil1066 May 06, 2020 at 18:37

    You cannot visit a family member even for a coffee in the garden at a safe distance - are supermarkets not more dangerous ?
  • Posted by Shasmith85 May 06, 2020 at 18:38

    People need human contact. Lockdown was put in place so that we would not over burden the NHS. We have succeeded so now is the time to allow family bubbles.
  • Posted by Dustybin1990 May 06, 2020 at 18:40

    It should be allowed for me to visit my elderly mother 50 miles away travelling by private car when it is deemed acceptable to stand in queues and walk past strangers when shopping.
  • Posted by JMR May 06, 2020 at 22:26

    Agree that visits should be allowed, as less potential for virus transmission if both households have been following the guidance. I think there should be a limit on travel distance though, so traffic numbers stays relatively low.
  • Posted by OldDeuteronomy May 07, 2020 at 00:46

    Visiting families at whatever distance should be permitted immediately. We are all adults and should be allowed to judge our own risks (or otherwise).
  • Posted by mbuick May 07, 2020 at 10:12

    I still feel it is too early to allow mixing with other other households however maybe allowing to meet with friends and relatives in an outside space and staying 2m apart would be a start . I also think this should be closely monitored by police and or some form of wardens if the police as swamped with other duties.
  • Posted by hawthorn May 07, 2020 at 21:50

    Contact with family even 2m apart outside would be wonderful. I don't see a problem with folk driving for 2hrs in a private car. However what about the bubble of the family you are visiting? My closest relatives work in the NHS and are in daily contact with other hospital staff attending to coronavirus patients. My grand daughter is at a key workers' nursery. With key workers in a busy environment. how do you classify a social bubble?
  • Posted by Kim May 08, 2020 at 11:21

    Families need to be able to get together. We need to be able to support our children and grand children. If we can stand in a queue and shop, or go into essential work then surely being with our loved ones should be seen as a lower risk
  • Posted by Carolscat May 08, 2020 at 23:30

    I live alone and I'm working from home. I'm lonely and miss my family so much.
  • Posted by Lanaiya May 09, 2020 at 16:00

    Meeting up with family in an outdoor space, such as garden, with social distancing, should be allowed
  • Posted by emcdougall91 May 10, 2020 at 22:57

    Personally, I think it is so important for mental health and well being that people are allowed to see their family and partners first before any non essential work resumes.
  • Posted by mmu230 May 11, 2020 at 08:58

    Like many, I support the social bubble ideas with close family or those considered to be family in the comments. I moved to Scotland just before this crisis happened. I have no family and no social circle to speak of yet, and will be unlikely to form any sort of support network whilst restrictions are in place. Being able to go visit elderly parents and my siblings in Wales is my top priority and eagerly await clarification from the Scottish and UK Governments on when and how this might be possible.
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