Caution with 'social bubble'

While I welcome the idea of a 'social bubble' to enable people to see *some* people out with their own household, this would need to be implemented with strict guidance in place to ensure all requirements were adhered to. It would be too easy for people to misinterpret or indeed misunderstand vague rules which could in turn result in vast numbers of households / individuals mixing before it is safe to do so.

Why the contribution is important

This is important to ensure there isn't a reinsurance of the virus and it would enable the public to implement all relevant precautions while participating in any 'social bubble' to ensure they are doing so safely.

by Jo2020 on May 09, 2020 at 09:48AM

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  • Posted by Vickiem May 09, 2020 at 09:56

    I like this idea but worry that some people can not be trusted to implement it. People have been flaunting the lockdown rules as it it . It is a great idea but would need to policed .
  • Posted by wisteria May 09, 2020 at 10:19

    Agree that there are difficulties with this, but a dedicated ‘bubble’ of about 10 people could be a step toward full integration. I can’t see it being policed, but good, strong, clear public information should encourage most people to comply and those that don’t are probably already ignoring the advice.
  • Posted by CarrieFortune May 09, 2020 at 10:34

    People already flout lock down rules there needs to be a way to implement this safely as some people will join lots of social bubbles. I prefer limiting contact to close family and then extended family and neighbours because then it’s more difficult for people to break it and easier to understand rules. And maybe also people who live alone can meet with one other person who live’s alone, then can meet with two others. Then after this a bubble of friends and family.
  • Posted by CLP May 09, 2020 at 11:35

    I would welcome extending our social "bubble" if it is safe to do so, and as long as people are responsible. While I think it's much too early for schools to reopen, my children are starting to struggle with not seeing their friends. We have good friends who live just across the road - and we have all of us been at home for lockdown, going out only for exercise or to collect food, and taking all precautions - if the children of our two households were able to play together, for example, it would make a huge difference to their emotional well-being. The social bubble idea could hopefully work if there are strict guidelines, and as long as people are sensible and can trust that other members of their "bubble" are being just as careful.
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