Intermittent social distancing

I think that we should be allowed some breaks from social distancing, on and off. Maybe only to meet one or two other people. Something like 3 weeks social distancing, one week no social distancing. Obviously no groups larger than 5 and stick to your own group instead of mingling.

Why the contribution is important

It's important mostly for mental health. People who can't see their loved ones or friends could feel very lonely, especially in mental health patients. Intermittent social distancing could give them a chance to see the people important to them, and it would potentially stop worse case scenarios like suicide, for instance.

by JackLaundon1 on May 05, 2020 at 03:06PM

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Average rating: 4.2
Based on: 10 votes


  • Posted by Niknak2020 May 05, 2020 at 15:23

    Definitely for mental health we now need to at least socialise with 2 other people.
  • Posted by elainee May 05, 2020 at 15:44

    Agreed - I have followed rules but can hand on heart say if I don't get to see family/ friends very soon then compliance will end. Its okay to say 3 more weeks without friends/ family if that's the end point, but to wait for a vaccine makes no sense. Im happy to have restrictions round how many people and time between visits a week or two (but not who that's for me to decide).
  • Posted by LBarr May 05, 2020 at 15:54

    I agree going forward there are several vulnerable groups of people particularly those living alone who need to human face to face interaction. No large gatherings but being allowed to sensibly visit elderly parents or those living alone while maintaining social distancing is imperative to reduce the isolation and maintain mental health.
  • Posted by Lindakeir60 May 05, 2020 at 15:56

    I agree, single people living alone need contact with other family/friends. It’s too difficult on your own
  • Posted by conniel48 May 06, 2020 at 14:55

    And consider for teenagers/young adults occasional meeting with friends or meet up for game of football
  • Posted by blunderman May 08, 2020 at 10:09

    The virus transmits through contacts. The more you have the higher the probability of meeting an infected person. This idea sounds like a "I know who to make contact with and wont contact anyone "at risk"". You wouldn't ever have needed a lock-down if that were true.
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