Visit close family

Visiting family to be made allowed will ease anxiety, loneliness and overall mental health. This includes family in the same country (not overseas). Social distancing from everyone else is still in play.
Everyone in my family are not going to any shops & are ordering food supplies online, none of us have been in contact with any other person in the last 7 weeks, and are all healthy. To be able to see your close family would be extremely helpful in these scary times. I have a 4 month old son who I am desperately needing help from my close family members, and they have only seen him a couple of times.
Visiting family members should be allowed, please please consider.

Why the contribution is important

Visiting family will ease anxiety, loneliness and overall mental health. To be able to see your close family would be extremely helpful in these scary times. I have a 4 month old son who I am desperately needing help from my close family members, and they have only seen him a couple of times.

by AnouskaHorne1 on May 10, 2020 at 08:09AM

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Average rating: 4.9
Based on: 31 votes


  • Posted by Alimac2020 May 10, 2020 at 10:18

    Agreed. We are also in a situation of trying to manage mental health issues which I know would be eased if able to see family/a few close friends - while still observing the distancing rules.
     I can’t see the difference with this, and queueing 2m apart for a supermarket/ pharmacy, only for people to get too close once inside, or passing people at 2m while on daily exercise, and even stopping to chat if you pass someone you know, again still observing distancing rules
  • Posted by Hellsbells May 11, 2020 at 12:56

    Think we should get to have contact with family, missing grandchild & parents
  • Posted by murraymy May 11, 2020 at 14:01

    Once safe, this would be a very popular decision. It makes sense that for most people this has been the biggest sacrifice.
  • Posted by reellis23 May 11, 2020 at 14:48

    I need this. Husband and myself both working full time jobs and looking after our 2 children under 3y old who need constant supervision. We cannot keep this up, it's 3 full time jobs we are getting zero downtime
  • Posted by OllieL May 11, 2020 at 15:41

    This would ease anxiety and improve people’s mental health
  • Posted by Friarfield May 11, 2020 at 15:46

    I agree that family members should be allowed to meet as it is obvious that people are suffering being separated from nearest and dearest.
  • Posted by lulu42 May 11, 2020 at 16:10

    It's very easy to socially distance in a garden/park. People should be allowed to meet up with another household for socialising
  • Posted by Jeanann May 11, 2020 at 16:46

    I think it is so important to see family. We live in different local authority areas but this has been most difficult to cope with despite online contact and with the correct precautions and hygiene measures and a good dose of common sense re not stopping other than to visit and being aware of any symptoms and reporting such and instigating self isolation should be possible
  • Posted by harviej May 11, 2020 at 16:51

    I am desperate to meet up with my 5 grandchildren. I have played a major part in their care since the day they were born. To have them suddenly snatched away from me has been devastating.
    The first minister must realise that the affect this has has on mental health is not a trivial matter.
  • Posted by Joolz_7 May 11, 2020 at 17:05

    I live alone in Aberdeen and all my family live in Edinburgh . I am low risk and self isolating and so are they. I have my own car and don't believe I would be putting anyone at risk if I were able to drive to their house to stay with them for a few days.
  • Posted by kshep0403 May 11, 2020 at 17:10

    Completely agree with this!
    Myself and my family members are in either no contact or very little contact with anyone else. I have a 7 week old baby who has not met anyone else and sometimes on the days my husband is at work I really struggle and need a break. Being stuck alone with a baby while my husband works 12 hour shifts is lonely and really affecting my mental health.
  • Posted by isleofskye May 11, 2020 at 17:16

    Our son and wife socially isolated for 14 days, so that we could see our only grandchild's on her first birthday. The restrictions were not lifted, and so we had to miss out. We have not seen her for three months but she (normally) sees her other grandparents who live close by.

    As we are in the Highlands, we would have driven just over 100 miles, sat in the garden, and returned home that evening. That's how important it was to us. While aware there are always people who flout rules, I feel they will do it anyway. Concentrate on them, and please let the majority who care about their own health, and those of their families, make safe and considered contact with those they love.
  • Posted by IMcK May 11, 2020 at 17:38

    I thoroughly agree with this. It would be nice to implement it in a way that allows people to define their family. I'm physically distant from biological family, but would love to support a few people closer to me. Perhaps a defined number of contacts, or allow households to be "twinned" with each other?
  • Posted by Horses20 May 11, 2020 at 17:48

    I too really want to see my family as they normally help me with my children due to my mental health and fybromialgia. I really hope they let us see family soon.
  • Posted by KneelG42 May 11, 2020 at 17:54

    This is really important but also need to consider how far people would be allowed or not to travel to achieve this.
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