Play for children - in small groups

I support the relaxing of the lockdown by initially allowing children to play with a small number of close friends in their local area. This would help to reduce their frustration and that of parents. To make this work initially it would be suggested that a maximum number of children could play together, say 1 friend initially and still requiring social distancing from other folk, with this growing as the lockdown can be eased. They could then to simple stuff like: - meeting a friend to go for a walk. - kicking a football in the street between each other - play in garden Families would be sensible as we've all been isolated for 6 weeks and so know we're not infected and the same with close friends so the risk would be minimal but would be physiologically beneficial to both kids and parents.

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Good for the mental and physical health of both children and parents while also being low risk.

by dougi1 on May 07, 2020 at 10:21PM

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  • Posted by llawson79 May 08, 2020 at 13:36

    I completely agree with this. My 12 year old is desperate to see his friends and yes, just an hour in the park or the street with a ball and one or two friends would make so much difference to their mental wellbeing. Facetime just isn't the same i'm afraid.
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