Single occupancy households

Please allow single household occupants to set up a 2 persons 'bubble'

Why the contribution is important

It is now 56 days since I (and many other single occupancy households) have had any actual human contact, i.e. the physical presence of another human being in the same room as me. Many people who are not in the high risk group have lived this reality while in New Zealand they successfully allowed people form 2 persons 'bubbles' as they recognised that this is pivotal to human mental health.

by DMH on May 08, 2020 at 08:07AM

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  • Posted by Berni May 08, 2020 at 08:44

    Agree 100 %. I'm a very happy contented person but this lockdown has turned me into a sad wrecj some days. We NEED human contact for the sake of our mental health. There is going to be a dramatic increase in suicides and alcoholism due to this. Let us see one other person we beg you.
  • Posted by Anniemac61 May 08, 2020 at 08:58

    This is so important to keep people safe mentally. If neither person has shown or is showing symptoms it would seem reasonable to allow them to spend time together
  • Posted by Ruth88 May 08, 2020 at 09:04

    I think this is so important. I couldn’t agree more!
  • Posted by Pensionaccess May 08, 2020 at 09:43

    Bless you Berni, I feel for you. I’m lucky as I have a dog but don’t know how I’d have coped without her.
    Stay well, hopefully we’ll be allowed the privileges of multiple households soon, ie human interaction!
  • Posted by Lynne_W May 08, 2020 at 10:10

    Agreed. I would generally support evidence that suggests we should be shielding vulnerable groups only. This would also focus financial support on those most in need. As someone currently living alone, yet not vulnerable it feels very unnecessary.
  • Posted by Ktb123 May 08, 2020 at 10:25

    Could even be a bubble with 1 other household, single person or multiple.
  • Posted by seventyplus May 08, 2020 at 10:28

    This should be part of a wider "bubble-building" provision that allows for bubbles for single-ocupancy households, for defined family groups, even for small groups of friends.
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