I suggest you allow immediate family to visit each other. If you don’t think people are doing that already and haven’t taking that into account for your R calculation then you need to as they are. Peoples mental health is at stake, and I think that you need to trust families to isolate if they had symptoms prior to visiting immediate family members. People know how dangerous the disease, the first minister talked about acting as adults, well then let us. Immediate families only include parents and not siblings

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Important for mental health and lonely under the year age of 70 grandparents and for lonely children who are adults who will be finding 6 weeks on there own rather tough.

by Rossr24 on May 05, 2020 at 07:43PM

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  • Posted by davemc May 05, 2020 at 20:01

    Impossible to police effectively and a relatively high risk action - especially given the age of many of the people affected. However, this single action would probably have the greatest positive affect on the mental health of the population. Almost all families would self-police in relation to placing older people in particular danger but the government should monitor this with precision and reintroduce the previous regime at the first sign of an increase in the incidence of those infected who are over 60.
  • Posted by Tiltic May 05, 2020 at 20:04

    Consideration will need to be given to where family live. The family I want to visit most live 40 and 90 minutes away by public transport. i desperately want to see them but don't want decisions that would risk others health
  • Posted by susansutherland May 05, 2020 at 20:08

    families would be more likely to self police. vulnerable would be protected by continuing restrictions for shielding group.
  • Posted by Chrismollitt May 05, 2020 at 20:10

    If the truth be known there are some rightly or wrongly already do this visiting relatives of all ages the bury head in sand approach of the government does not help in anyway there should be a social bubble type system people would follow the rules better if your allowed to see family members as long as no one has or feels unwell
  • Posted by DDrought May 05, 2020 at 21:21

    I think we should be able to choose who is in our social "bubble", not have this imposed. I would choose to see my partner before the rest of my family, for example. So it would be better for the govt to state a very limited number of contacts we are allowed.
  • Posted by Lorna May 05, 2020 at 22:14

    I think we could start with a social bubble of one household allowed contact with one other household. The government can continue to monitor the data for a few weeks then the bubbles could be extended if appropriate. I notice from my own neighbourhood that this is happening anyway as the elderly residents are now needing help from their children that goes beyond dropping off food and medicine.
  • Posted by Cathy_Baldwin May 06, 2020 at 00:46

    51% of the UK population live in single person households - don't forget this.
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