Register a bubble

Have a collective "bubble" that you register to be around. You are all linked via the proposed app.

Why the contribution is important

This would stop the frustration of missing loved ones which when people break they tend to think we'll I've broken it anyway I may aswell chance my luck at XYZ. It will also help with childcare when people are able to go back to work.

by Staceoglasgow on May 06, 2020 at 04:21PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.1
Based on: 45 votes


  • Posted by winifred May 06, 2020 at 16:40

    As a 70+ healthy person living alone and with no family, it would be hugely helpful if I could form a bubble with one or two friends in the same position. The bubble concept is great, but please it should not be limited to families.
  • Posted by Debs133 May 06, 2020 at 17:04

    As long as the bubble includes the same people at all times I think that’s fair
  • Posted by theweemaverick May 06, 2020 at 17:11

    I like this idea to but need to understand how it works when one's bubble participants live at a distance. We are in Glasgow, my parents (my children's grandparents) are in Argyll. They are aged 64 and 70. They usually visit us at least once a week but their journey involves either bus, ferry and train or car and ferry.
  • Posted by RestoreMySoul May 06, 2020 at 17:20

    As long as we can chose the distance, and the people in it.
  • Posted by Cummic May 06, 2020 at 17:45

    All parties in the bubble would have to include eachother. We would have to be able to choose who is in our bubble
  • Posted by kdubya2307 May 06, 2020 at 17:49

    As a grandparent I would love to see my grandchildren (and my children) but how do you restrict the bubble when there are 2 sets of grandparents who may also have other grandchildren. Difficult one but I think an app would be helpful and not seeing loved ones has a significant mental health impact on us all.
  • Posted by ElaineRietveld May 06, 2020 at 17:52

    Good idea to have a bubble but does it need to be registered? Just have a set number of people in the bubble.
  • Posted by MrsFalllens May 06, 2020 at 18:00

    A social bubble may ease the isolation felt by some. It will also help tremendously with those required to work from home but have children to oversea learning and if they are to return to work.
  • Posted by mumoftwounder4andteacher May 06, 2020 at 18:02

    Would the bubble allow the inclusion of front line workers? My family of 4 in my household would want to include my mum and dad (kids grandparents), but I also have a brother who has his own family of 4 and he is a policeman.
  • Posted by AlJones May 06, 2020 at 18:08

    It may be sensible to exclude some geographical locations from any ‘bubble’ restrictions. Areas that are very remote and cut off from the mainland, and have no signs of COVID-19 ever being present in the community could perhaps return to normal. Many of us would not be able to form a bubble with loved ones due to distance anyway, but we could better support each other by being able to return to some form of normal, while accepting that we may face severe restrictions at a later date when the virus eventually reaches us.
  • Posted by JJ1010 May 06, 2020 at 19:11

    Registering a bubble is a step too far. If you can't trust people then don't bother. Personally I find the bubble idea troublesome. If you are allowing queues at B and Q, Costa etc then limiting people to one bubble when you have multiple members in one family to create more problems than it solves. It could work but only in the very short term
  • Posted by Llynn May 06, 2020 at 19:29

    I think any formal oversight of so called bubbles is unnecessary....people have been and will continue to be responsible.They know the risks and are capable of self regulation.
  • Posted by Lornap May 06, 2020 at 19:56

    As a therapist if course this is a good idea for mental health. However I’m watching people already go from house to house and when drinking hygiene care goes out the window. How would it be monitored? Would people stick to one bubble with a maximum number? Maybe make it clear who can visit family and for how long and if they do that it means they can’t then visit others
  • Posted by Vicster May 06, 2020 at 23:11

    I like this idea as want to be able to see family but I fear that people would take advantage and who would ‘police’ this? Would you have to register and carry paperwork to show who your bubble was??
  • Posted by AimeeJ May 08, 2020 at 07:46

    This is the hardest and least sustainable part of the lockdown. Having to isolate yourself from even the people you are closest to. Me and my bf were going to get engaged this summer and are both really struggling to not see each other even though we are only one street apart. This change would make the world of difference. And it would help so many in similar situations with cope with the length of this situation. It’s really important for both of our mental health as we are going through honours year exams to be able to see and spend time with each other. We both struggle with fragile mental health at stressful times and are a huge support to each other. Our situations mean that it isn’t feasible for us to isolate together but the rules just seem so unfair since it’s literally just him I want to be able to see - if I could have that I’d be okay.
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