Family meetings

For older people this is a must much more important to quality of life than outdoor exercise but could be combined for example family walk but still keeping a safe distance. The ability to go for a short run in the car just so see outside the house would be great!

Why the contribution is important

Moral is low and it is important to have social contact. We are social animals and will have lowered resistance to disease if we become depressed.

by BigRuthy on May 09, 2020 at 01:32PM

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  • Posted by GSS May 10, 2020 at 13:28

    Even just being allowed to sit in a family's garden would lift the spirits
  • Posted by cnanguy May 10, 2020 at 14:31

    I know it's needed that people should not be circulating but it is ironic that you can stand 2m away from a stranger in the B and Q queue for 2 and a half hours but you can't have a cup of tea in your garden at 2m for half an hour with a friend who lives locally. I'm against larger groups and crowds gathering but I think small outdoor gatherings should be permitted now. I like the idea of a nominated list (I thought 10 was too many) of people you could see was a good idea but it came to nothing. It's like the governments have made blanket rules instead of explaining a sensible approach. It's like they don't think the public will understand rules that have intracasies. There are always selfish people who will meet in crowds and spend time willy nilly in other households without a thought no matter what the rules are but I mean it's never-ending 'taps aff' weather that we will probs never see again and there are safe meeting opportunities to be had. I think many people were exposed to it long before lockdown and they need to be antibody testing to get the country moving again - economically, socially, educationally and culturally. Obviously, there should be a different approach for people who are vulnerable health-wise and nobody forced back to work who has a genuine worry about risk to their health. I agree that poor mental health and depression compromise the immune system. I think in Scotland, if we have to go through summer into autumn not having seen very close friends and family, there will be either a widespread mental health fall out or people will start to ignore the guidance and make their own rules.
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