Reassurance and motivation

There was no talk about whether or when "social bubbles" could come into play which is worrying me and i'm sure a lot of other people. Knowing when we could possibly see our partners we don't live with or family members we are missing would give the public hope and motivation to keep to other strict rules. I think with this in place, it would still be possible to control the virus and help people feel happier with life. I know it is not something that can happen immediately but a sense of when it might be possible, like i said, would give me and a lot of other people some hope and something to look forward to and motivate us to stick with the stay at home message that is still in place. Finding a balance of supressing the virus and keeping people's mental health to a substantial level is extremely important. When allowing more outdoor activity helps, I dont think its enough for some people where the big issue lies with a lack of social contact.

Why the contribution is important

Mental health and positivity to keep the population motivated to stick with the rules by having an idea of when we can see the people we love again. It is getting to the point where texting and video chatting isn't enough. We need physical contact with the people we love.

by elisemiller on May 10, 2020 at 04:15PM

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  • Posted by Ideas81 May 10, 2020 at 16:20

    Agree with this
  • Posted by greylag May 10, 2020 at 16:23

  • Posted by MatthewSlack May 10, 2020 at 16:38

    The trouble with bubbles is that they will overlap! And so instead of lots of unconnected small groups, which would not have much increased risk, the reality would be lots of small groups interconnected by people who are members of more than one group, which is extremely risky.

    If someone wanted to study how it might turn out, they could try getting hold of anonymised data from the old BT 'Friends and Family' cheaper phone calls scheme. That would be quite a good indicator of how much bubble overlap we might expect.
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