Create Social Bubble as soon as possible

create a social bubble where 2 households can meet, especially for couples who do not live together and people living on their own. If they have all been isolating for 7 weeks they should not be spreading the virus and if anyone in the bubble shows symptoms then they all isolate.

Why the contribution is important

For couples who live apart, people who live alone and families who normally see each other daily this is key for their mental health.

by Cveevers on May 10, 2020 at 10:43PM

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Average rating: 4.8
Based on: 17 votes


  • Posted by mmu230 May 11, 2020 at 08:52

    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.
  • Posted by SimonandLynRay May 11, 2020 at 10:31

    This should be implemented as soon as possible as in our opinion it would go a long way to alleviating the pressure and stress being felt by many of us and have minimal, if any, impact on the R factor, unlike the changes announced yesterday in England which are likely to result in a second wave of infection.
  • Posted by AmandaJ May 11, 2020 at 12:16

    I feel it would be essential for most people’s mental wellbeing to be able to have their loved ones visit each other when been apart during lockdown. This should be a priority before workers are back at work. Seems wrong that my partner may be asked to go back to work before he can visit me.
  • Posted by Booth1990 May 11, 2020 at 12:18

    Mine and many other peoples mental health is in tatters. I have never been so depressed and hopeless in all my life. I attempted suicide a few years ago and have desperately struggled to stop myself from returning to that way of thinking. All I need is the 2 people that keep me level. I need my support system back and I know there are many others like me. I've followed all the rules up to this point but much longer and it really will be the death of me
  • Posted by dam19 May 11, 2020 at 12:40

    I concur. I live alone and my partner lives 200+ miles away. I want us to be able to spend time together and I'd like to be able to spend time visiting my elderly parents (outdoors). This is so important to me for my mental health and to help with the feelings of loneliness and isolation.
  • Posted by hope110520 May 11, 2020 at 13:38

    I think the creation of social bubbles of close family members where 2 households could meet is an extremely important step to take next. This would be of such great benefit to the mental health of everyone but especially to the many people who live on their own. I feel it is a priority to make this one of the first small steps to ease restrictions.
  • Posted by Tantallon1990 May 11, 2020 at 15:28

    I think social bubbles are a good idea but shouldn’t be limited by household but by number of people. This will allow single person households to meet with a few other single households.

    E.g. limit bubbles to c. 8-10 people. That allows two families to join a bubble and single people or childless couples to meet with a small group of friends.
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