Social bubbles for children

Children to be allowed contact with one or two friends on a regular basis, whilst maintaining social distance.

My daughter who is 9 has suggested this as she is an only child and really suffering from not being able to play with other children. It is having an adverse effect on her mental health and behaviour.

Each family should be allowed to identify one or two other children that their child is allowed to meet with under supervision. A resource pack of games that children can play to help them maintain social distance could be provided.

Why the contribution is important

This is important for the mental well being of children, particularly only children.

by Samtedcastle on May 08, 2020 at 09:52AM

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Average rating: 4.2
Based on: 5 votes


  • Posted by AlisonChandler May 08, 2020 at 09:55

    Good idea.
  • Posted by Elkie May 08, 2020 at 09:58

    Children need social interaction. But, each child would come into close contact with their own families, each member of which would probably have multiple other contacts.
    It could, and should, be done, though. Lots of testing for infection, and as soon as available, for antibodies, would be required.
  • Posted by Lynne_W May 08, 2020 at 10:06

    I'm in support of evidence that suggests we should shield vulnerable groups only. This would mean significant easing of social distancing for children and others.
  • Posted by Gillian May 08, 2020 at 11:40

    My daughters desperately need to see their friends, who live in the same small village as us. A small social bubble for maybe 4 or 5 children, who have all not been anywhere other than the house or local area without meeting other people for over 6 weeks now, would be a huge help with their mental well-being.
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