Extend your family group

Households to choose 2 other sets of people(households) they can meet with safely in any one of their 3 homes. this cannot extend into care homes, as occupants and staff are too vulnerable.

Why the contribution is important

Reality shows more people are bending the rules, which will break if not loosened. Families are fiercely protective of there own and would not deliberately put their own folk at risk. Risk to general public is not increased as gathering is contained in house/garden, and travel to and from is same as going to shops or exercise. This is easily extended in controlled group numbers, it cannot be policed, but we are already relying on self policing

by Tinlegs1961 on May 10, 2020 at 08:11AM

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  • Posted by aileenr May 10, 2020 at 08:35

    I totally agree with this. As people start to return to work they would rather leave children with family members too. No family would take any risks with their own
  • Posted by hxdent May 10, 2020 at 08:39

    Greater definition on maximum travel distance is required. Note, risk assessment should take into account that the journey has regularly taken place in the past.
  • Posted by Slaurand May 10, 2020 at 08:50

    This would also allow families to share childcare within the group.
  • Posted by Alimac2020 May 10, 2020 at 10:15

    Agreed. We are also in a situation of trying to manage mental health issues which I know would be eased if able to see family/a few close friends - while still observing the distancing rules. I can’t see the difference with this, and queueing 2m apart for a supermarket/ pharmacy, only for people to get too close once inside, or passing people at 2m while on daily exercise, and even stopping to chat if you pass someone you know, again still observing distancing rules
  • Posted by Supermum May 10, 2020 at 11:08

    My family is very important to me and if restrictions on seeing family in other households are not lifted soon I feel this would seriously damage both my and my sons mental health. One of my sons is particularly vulnerable as he and his wife split just before lockdown and we havent seen him since. I NEED to see him
  • Posted by Gorham May 10, 2020 at 11:57

    I agree this would work well provided the number of households was kept low...2 or 3 maximum, and that strict social distancing was kept in other situations. Many families rely on the support given e.g. by parents and healthy grandparents. Ideally members of the group should be tested for Coronovirus first( if capacity allowed) to ensure that no one was an asymptomatic carrier. If an asymptomatic carrier is found, then none of that household could participate in visiting another household.
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