Limited outings for shielded group

When relaxing meeting rules for others allow those in shielded group to go for a drive, perhaps with a flash coffee etc as long as they fo not leave the car. Also consider allowing them to be part of a bubble group perhaps not straight away but maybe after the first 2 weeks of everyone else getting out.

Why the contribution is important

It's inclusive and keeps them involved in the process. To ask them just to stay shielded is mentally cruel and a form of discrimination.

by MickC on May 06, 2020 at 11:28AM

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  • Posted by MarionBoyle May 06, 2020 at 13:54

    An improvement on the proposal simply to keep the "shielded" permanently incarcerated
  • Posted by Anne5432 May 06, 2020 at 23:34

    I agree that some restrictions need to be lifted for those in the shielding group. I am one of those people. It is difficult to remain locked within your own four walls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I am totally grateful that protection has been put in place for those at risk and I hope it continues while the need is there. However, although I appreciate it, I couldn’t go on with such severe restrictions indefinitely. Aside from the illness that puts me in the shielded group, I also have a mental health disorder and the current situation is extremely hard to deal with. I think that those in the shielded group should be allowed to go out for a walk, whilst taking care and maintaining the distancing rule, even if it is just around the block. Fresh air and exercise is not only important for physical health but mental health too. This may make it easier to comply with the restrictions before a point is reached where you have had enough. Some adjustments surely must be made.
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