Social bubble can extend outside immediate home vicinity.

Many people are desperate to visit family, such as elderly parents or long distance partners at some stage during these restrictions.
Could limited trips outside our home regions be allowed? Can people who live anywhere in the uk be part of our social bubbles?

Why the contribution is important

These contacts with significant others who live some distance away are vital for our well-being and for the sustainability of the lockdown. Even a small amount of contact would make a huge difference to many of us. I would happily list these people as part of my social bubble and see them infrequently in preference to seeing nearby people more often.

by Spurheart on May 05, 2020 at 10:48PM

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  • Posted by Nel May 05, 2020 at 23:31

    I think we should remain within our own region for now.
  • Posted by margarett May 06, 2020 at 01:33

    To start with social bubble should only be a small number of people within a certain radius of your home, whether that be friends or family
  • Posted by Djalaodbdld May 06, 2020 at 02:31

    I have to agree. Allowing people to add one or two other households to their bubble would really help everyone. Even if to start with this has to be as outside gatherings. Many countries have plans for this including Ireland and Guernsey has already allowed people to increase their bubble to include another household. Especially where one of the households only includes one person the increased risk would be minimal.
  • Posted by Milliecat50 May 06, 2020 at 09:35

    Yes - the need now for people to engage with family, framily and friends is growing - not excuses for big parties but just being with important people.
    I agree there could be some process of allowing a long distance trip to see elderly parent etc even if all at 2m. Did France do this w permits??
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