I think that giving extra excersise we should allow family to meet as you get excersise when out walking we haven't seen our grand children since this started

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I think it is Important to keep the family ties and contact and also for mental heath

by Ianmcewan63 on May 08, 2020 at 07:15PM

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  • Posted by JR17 May 08, 2020 at 20:17

    100% we should allow families to see each other, is this really beneficial to the well being of people to keep everyone apart?
  • Posted by Lemondrizzle May 08, 2020 at 22:15

    Seriously? ? Once these family members leave your home /back garden etc they are invariably going to come into contact with other people who have no concept of social distancing. The family members meet up again and the virus starts doing what it does best - spreading. Families do not exist in sterile bubbles .
  • Posted by Robertsonwoods May 08, 2020 at 22:23

    I feel we should be allowed to meet up with family for exercise and social interaction. As long as we are able to maintain a safe distance and have been carefully isolating. It's important for families to be able to support each other through out this difficult time.
  • Posted by archiemcbeastie May 09, 2020 at 06:03

    This forum is full of people who have been doing the right thing and following the government guidance correctly but they are increasingly having their mental well-being adversely affected by separation from their extended family members. People are despairing of this. The failure to signal any change by the government is having a negative effect in people choosing to see friends and family anyway. This weekend I observed three of my neighbours have visits from extended family. The failure to address the fundamental need for family contact is likely to lead many more citizens to question the appropriateness of sticking to the lockdown. Something has to give on this and urgently, not in three weeks.
  • Posted by Haggis59 May 09, 2020 at 06:33

    I agree, I miss seeing my family but we should be allowed to meet up with other family members only when it is safe to do so and we're not at that stage yet. I'd rather wait a wee while longer and see my family safe and well than to risk seeing them while virus still highly active and taking lives. We need to be patient a wee while longer until First Minister advises us it's safe to do so. She is missing her parents also and knows firsthand how we are all feeling. We're all in this together and will come out of this together if we continue to work together and support each other.
  • Posted by Gizasmum May 09, 2020 at 08:50

    I want to see my Mum & sister terribly, but I don't want to do anything that would compromise their health. My Mum is 85 and lives a 30 minute drive away, along with my learning & physically disabled sister. I haven't been in their company for almost 7 weeks. They had only moved into their new flat a month before lockdown, so there's lots of wee minor things they need help with that we can't get down to fix. We all need contact with our family to maintain our emotional and mental wellbeing. If we were allowed to see them we'd be masked and gloved and 2 metres away. They live in a seaside town, so we could meet up with them (briefly) outside for added safety.
  • Posted by ageddes May 09, 2020 at 11:39

    So long as that meeting is socially distanced then I agree.
  • Posted by ageddes May 09, 2020 at 11:46

    So long as that meeting is socially distanced.
  • Posted by Shannonxo May 09, 2020 at 12:09

    I have to agree. No one wants coronavirus and we all know how dangerous it is, well most of us do. I don't really care about pubs, restaurants, cinemas etc re opening. I'm not that selfish. But what I do want and what I do wish to ask for is to be allowed to see my family again. My mum hasn't seen my the year old in over 3 months, she has cancer and it's breaking her heart.
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