Relax outdoor socialising a little

I see little risk to allowing people not from the same household to meet in gardens or other open areas provided people still don't sit or stand too close. Numbers in a gathering could be limited, or maybe number of households limited.

Why the contribution is important

It would allow family members who live in separate houses to see each other and support each other. In an outdoor space, the risk is much lower. Dilution is the solution to pollution.

by Girlymonkey on May 08, 2020 at 07:01AM

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  • Posted by MrsShort May 08, 2020 at 08:34

    Agreed - on the strict understanding that social distancing is maintained
  • Posted by MaryL May 08, 2020 at 10:00

    Also agree, provided social distancing is maintained and length of any meeting. There is a massive difference between seeing someone face-to-face (as it were) rather than on a screen. "Support" is so important and talked of glibly. As an OAP, I miss so much not seeing my family who live nearby - being able to meet up safely and occasionally would "support" my enormous feelings of isolation and loneliness.
  • Posted by Dwilliams21 May 08, 2020 at 10:49

    Agreed. But I don’t see this making much difference to what many are practising already. I can’t see very much change in R resulting from this.
  • Posted by JudyL May 08, 2020 at 13:23

    Agree totally with this idea. I see this benefiting the mental health of all.
  • Posted by JBAKER May 08, 2020 at 13:46

    As long as people are sensible and comply with social distancing and isolation policies this would help mental health wellbeing greatly.
  • Posted by Balmediebum May 08, 2020 at 22:32

    Can’t see why this is any different to standing having a chat with the neighbours or when dropping food off for my Mum, or when my daughter drops off my medication.
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