Family bubble to help mental health

Allow people to meet up with 10 close family or friends as long as none of them are self isolating or high risk.

Why the contribution is important

There has been a deteriorated of mental health throughout this lockdown and seeing close friends or family would help with this.

by Kf321 on May 08, 2020 at 08:30AM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.8
Based on: 20 votes


  • Posted by JohnLyall May 08, 2020 at 09:33

    As long as all family members are well and symptom free I think it would be acceptable for families to meet as long as all parties have been observing the guidelines. We are very fit grandparents and are becoming increasingly concerned about the isolation of our grandchildren and the effect on our children's mental health. The grandchildren are missing other contacts and we fear they are becoming withdrawn. I support increasing the social bubble. Our daughter has a new baby and a 3 year old and a busy husband working from home, not easy. Our son has two children, both being schooled at home by their mother and he also is working from home.
  • Posted by Grant25 May 08, 2020 at 13:54

     This one safe measure would make an enormous difference. Family support is vital for all age groups.
  • Posted by OllieC May 08, 2020 at 14:15

    Terrible idea. Children don't understand distancing and this mixing of different households undoes everyone's hard work at separation.
  • Posted by FM79 May 08, 2020 at 14:15

    Agree with meeting up with family and friends as a priority, but don't think you can put a number on this as it would cause potential conflict if people have to chose who is in or out of their bubble. Plus not sure how this could be enforced to ensure it's 10 or less.
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