Family Visits

I really think that visiting family should be one of the first things that we should be allowed to do once it is safe to do so because there's no point in opening businesses first and letting people interact, most people just want to see their family even if it is 2 metres apart. I'm 22 and quite frankly couldn't care less if pubs never re opened, I don't care about that. I just want my mum to be able to see her grandchild. She's a cancer patient so every day I worry I'll get a phonecall and I'll never see her again. Do the longer not being able to see family happens, the more worrying it gets for people. Most of us I am sure don't care about the pubs. x

Why the contribution is important

Because I don't see any logic in opening hair salons and other businesses before we are allowed to see family, if we are going to test any form of social interaction then surely it should be with family.

by Shannonxo on May 09, 2020 at 09:55AM

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  • Posted by CarrieFortune May 09, 2020 at 10:18

    I think this is the most important thing to re start. I think surely we can say that people can start to re visit families before anything else. I don’t see any logic in opening anything before this. If you open small businesses then my sister can go get her hair done and I could go get my hair done in a different hairdresser with the staff and other customers but we couldn’t just visit each other and do each other’s hair. Or if we open libraries, museums, shops, sport centres then we could go there but not visit family. This could be done safely by only visiting family near by no travelling on public transport only if near enough to walk or drive short distance. And just close family parents children brothers sisters nieces and nephews who are not in at risk category and you still comply with social distancing during visit and obviously don’t go out if not feeling well and wash hands. It’s essential for mental health to see family particularly just now as everyone is worried about loved ones. In many cases this will be one household working from home or furloughed who haven’t been out visiting another who haven’t been out except daily exercise and so there should be almost no risk. If it is a household who are still working visiting a household still working then there shouldn’t be much additional risk for either as there is tobtravelling to work on public transport and then serving customers. I think people themselves would not put family at risk if they are essential worker and family is staying home but could be asked not to do this while allowing other families to visit.
  • Posted by MillyArgyll May 09, 2020 at 10:32

    Really hope you can see your Mum soon ❤ Yes I think this could be done. NZ PM Jacinda Arden talks of the "bubble" We could have a family bubble. People you can see even if 2m apart but could be in same room, garden etc. Keep the bubble small and dont let anyone else in. Also the bubble cant associate with anyone outside the bubble. Keep social distancing in place, wear face covering when shopping etc still and washing hands etc.
  • Posted by Shannonxo May 09, 2020 at 10:39

    Yes exactly, I really think is doable and as I said I'm sure if keeping pubs, bars etc closed meant that we could see family, most people would be happy with that. Even social distanced. Hopefully it won't be much longer for us all x
  • Posted by Rm89 May 09, 2020 at 10:47

    Yes it's been very difficult and the extension on Thursday with no compromise for families was an awful pill to swallow. Especially as it seems to be based on Central Belt centric data collecting.
  • Posted by Shannonxo May 09, 2020 at 10:49

    @Rm89 Totally relate, my mum sobbed down the phone when they announced it. I felt so bad.
  • Posted by Emmab85 May 09, 2020 at 16:41

    I have a very large close family so not being able to see them has been incredibly difficult. I would love to be able to visit them while maintaining social distancing, I'm not going to run up to them and hug them putting myself and them at risk. Just to see them would mean a lot.
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