Family visits

Be allowed to visit immediate family only(where nobody is in the shielded group) for example parents, brothers and sisters.

Why the contribution is important

My son suffers with learning difficulties and anxiety, to be able to visit his grandparents whom are not shielding would be benifocial to his mental health right now as it would for others

by Manderson86 on May 09, 2020 at 04:27PM

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  • Posted by FlufflyClouds3 May 09, 2020 at 19:33

    No, this is irresponsible. Many people's mental health is suffering. I've got all of the things you cite regarding your son. And hell, I am struggling. But what would be worse is the knowledge that I helped kill or cripple my family. Remember, even if your loved ones survive, it can permanently mangle their lung function. Google what pneumonia does. There is a reason why this has been prevented. Sure, many people will ignore it, but that's no reason to be even more irresponsible. My sympathies to yourself and your son, but we need to logically about this. The virus doesn't care about appeals to emotion.
  • Posted by pamwaugh May 09, 2020 at 19:37

    We would love to be able to see our daughter and new 7 week old grandson we we have never met. This would be great for the support we could give our daughter as a first time mum.
  • Posted by jekhartley May 09, 2020 at 21:30

    Its time to allow people to live a dignified human existence and socialise, at the very least, with family.
  • Posted by aileenr May 09, 2020 at 21:55

    I think it’s important for a persons’ wellbeing to be able to be with their family. Families always support each other through troubled times and you know how close family have been living/isolating to gauge the risk
  • Posted by Aleck May 10, 2020 at 11:28

    Common sense would make this very do-able. No-one wants to bring risk into their family, but when we've all been following the guidelines strictly for so long there will be plenty of instances where family members who haven't seen each other will know they are as safe as anyone can be at this time, and if they know other family member(s) are the same then there shouldn't be any objection to them meeting. Think the previous comment said it more concisely! There will be situations coming up with for example students who've been stuck in their rented accommodation coming to the end of leases, who will likely need to return to parents houses. If they've been sticking to the rules and keeping safe, they should be able to safely move back into a family home.
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