See Friends and family - one group at a time, one week apart

Limiting social contact as part of the new normal is unacceptable and should not be tolerated as acceptable. But being smart about how to see people makes sense. Limit contact to one other household at a time, once a week - Suggest a week in-between visits so limits contact and allows time for any problems and for track and trace etc - I would abide by this.
It limits contacts and allows time for tracking and tracing - more extreme measures being suggested are not realistic and many people will see as too extreme. There is no quick solution and we need to live alongside this. Hard to policy, maybe but people will abide by sensible guidelines most have been. But to say to people they cant meet friends and family is not acceptable. And picking one or two will not work. We cant cut down all risk, we need to live with this but do so in a sensible way

Why the contribution is important

Family and friends are essential to well being, limiting social contact is not appropriate for a Gove, and people are more likely to obey if they can see family and friends with restrictions as above.

by elainee on May 05, 2020 at 03:34PM

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  • Posted by dmiller1 May 05, 2020 at 16:19

    Be good to visit family locally - maybe up to 50 miles
  • Posted by Pandamamma May 05, 2020 at 16:23

    I agree with this, the current suggestions of extending a household to a two household bubble is quite restrictive, it would mean our household having to choose which set of grandparents (all healthy and under 65) our 2 year old would be allowed to see, which would cause a fair amount of domestic dispute and could actually end up with us not seeing anybody to avoid such disputes
  • Posted by Jmlamb May 05, 2020 at 16:33

    We older people have been isolated, and so are probably virus free. It would be good to visit each other, by car, so we would still be avoiding much risk. Self isolation for healthy over 70s living on their own is boring to say the least
  • Posted by Islander May 05, 2020 at 18:15

    People need to see their kids and grandkids
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