Being able to spend time with a partner you don’t live with

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My children and I are suffering even more as we don’t live with my partner but he’s a massive party of our life
Let us nominate one person to visit and spend time with

by Claireborthwick on May 05, 2020 at 09:24PM

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Based on: 24 votes


  • Posted by susanjgla May 05, 2020 at 21:29

    Completely support this.
  • Posted by rashida May 05, 2020 at 21:41

    My children want to see their grand parents and vice versa. Important to us grand parents and kids miss each other.
  • Posted by MissJulie May 05, 2020 at 21:59

    Very important for family and friends to be able to meet up in small groups. We are coming into summer, this could be done in a park, on a beach or a cafe/bar with external seating and social distancing measures in place.
  • Posted by maureensmokey May 05, 2020 at 22:14

    I think it is now time for grandparents of all ages (even over 70s) to see their grandchildren and family . The vaccine is a long way off and families should not have to be kept separated until one is found . This should be a priority and come before schools reopening and retail shops opening . Families need to support one and other through this difficult time .
  • Posted by progdaddyg May 05, 2020 at 22:40

    Would love to see my kids,grandkids,but they live in Glasgow and my wife is shielding in Aberdeen.Only way I can see round this until a vaccine is found is with some sort of 'passport' I.e. 'infected,'symptom free',antibody detected' etc..
  • Posted by Runaire May 05, 2020 at 22:48

    Agree totally
  • Posted by Moira May 05, 2020 at 22:54

    The most important first step out of lockdown is to be able to see immediate family again, and by immediate family I mean adult children and their partners who live in separate households. If we were able to meet within the confines of our own houses that would make everything else so much easier to bear. If we were meeting within houses then I think it should be possible to travel to another city within Scotland to visit each other , particularly if all travel was done by car. The current situation cannot go on indefinitely, and this would be a sensible first step out of lockdown and would be such a morale booster.
  • Posted by OldDeuteronomy May 06, 2020 at 02:13

    Families should be given foremost priority without a doubt; this is VITALLY important. Travel/age should be no barrier, no matter where you live. Life is too short.
  • Posted by Djalaodbdld May 06, 2020 at 02:37

    I have to agree. Allowing people to add one or two other households to their bubble would really help everyone. Even if to start with this has to be as outside gatherings. Many countries have plans for this including Ireland and Guernsey has already allowed people to increase their bubble to include another household. Especially where one of the households only includes one person the increased risk would be minimal.
  • Posted by HazelM May 06, 2020 at 07:34

    I believe time with family members (or close people considered as family) is crucial for health and mental wellbeing. Introducing this in a phased way such as once every 2 weeks and gradually increasing before expanding meeting with other social groups would restrict the number of contacts and keep contact tracing manageable. I appreciate some people don’t have family close or may not be close to family hence the caveat about people considered as close as family.
  • Posted by jim19mcd50 May 06, 2020 at 07:51

    Totally agree that we should be able to meet our immediate family in our own homes.
  • Posted by Caroline2121 May 06, 2020 at 07:58

    Being able to see close family should be first step in relaxation we can phone or Skype friends family needs contact .Family need to be in a position to support each other through this at present family isolation is the hardest of all the restrictions
  • Posted by LindaMacd May 06, 2020 at 08:16

    I agree that it is extremely important to be able to see close family members,including children and grandchildren
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