see close family

being able to visit my parents and allow my children to see their grandparents - even if this was only possible in outdoor spaces/gardens.

Why the contribution is important

My son is only 18 months old and is going to forget who his grandparents are. Children develop so quickly and my parents are missing out seeing their grandson grow up - something that can new be given back or made up for at a later date.

by jeh on May 08, 2020 at 09:58AM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.7
Based on: 13 votes


  • Posted by AlisonChandler May 08, 2020 at 10:03

    Very good idea. If i visit my 92 year old Mum or my daughter i can easily do only that, not going to anywhere else. It is more necessary to their mental health than it is for any of us to have an extra physical activity like tennis or golf.
  • Posted by JacquelineR May 08, 2020 at 10:10

    I believe like the New Zealand model " the social bubble should be based on a select group of family and friends, who may not necessarily live within 2km radius. As per Alison's comment, I have elderly parents who I would like to see, albeit appreciate this visit will need to be outdoors. However they live 214 kms away.
  • Posted by Elaine2757 May 08, 2020 at 10:20

    My daughter lives alone and has been working from home for 7 weeks. She has not spoken face to face with anyone she knows in all of that time. This is not good for mental health
  • Posted by deborahpearce May 08, 2020 at 11:41

    Seeing close family in small groups (4 -6?) outdoors would increase wellbeing and reduce anxiety for some. This could be limited to once per week. Allowing this would reduce the level of lockdown flouting for many. Use of tracking app might be welcomed if some contact was to be allowed.
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