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Can my children go out for another walk today?

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1278kj Thu 26-Mar-20 14:10:30

I’m aware it’s episode of exercise today. I have not been out today.

Basically my partner took dc and the dog out this morning before he went to work - he has to go to work. I was waiting in for a delivery so couldn’t go.

Going a little crazy and thinking of going out for a walk myself but that means two walks for dc today!

I live in a rural area. Hardly anyone around. Probably wouldn’t meet anyone and plenty of open space to socially distance anyway.

Aibu to take them out for another walk?

Hg30 Thu 26-Mar-20 14:11:11

No I would smile

bridgetreilly Thu 26-Mar-20 14:12:00

No, they can't. Wait until your partner gets home and then you can go.

Isadora2007 Thu 26-Mar-20 14:12:27

Of course they can.

Mumof2202022 Thu 26-Mar-20 14:12:41

I would

ShesGotBetteDavisEyes Thu 26-Mar-20 14:12:41

Everyone on here will say no. Everyone in RL would say yes. Just social distance, tell them not to touch anything and wash when you get home.

Only you can decide!

tiredanddangerous Thu 26-Mar-20 14:12:59

In a rural area where you are unlikely to see anyone I would.

vhs95 Thu 26-Mar-20 14:13:43

Yes go. Enjoy and then wash.

clareOclareO Thu 26-Mar-20 14:14:40

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Ihopeyourcakeisshit Thu 26-Mar-20 14:15:04

You will have some people who will say yanbu given the circumstances, others would have you shot for being unable to stick to the rules.
Do it or don't but ffs don't ask on here, it'll set off WW 3 on yet another thread.

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bridgetreilly Thu 26-Mar-20 14:15:33

Only you can decide!

Or the government, in fact. OP, the rules are really clear and they apply to you and your DC as much as anyone else. If you can stay at home, you must stay at home. Don't exceed the exceptions.

RedHelenB Thu 26-Mar-20 14:16:54

You need to stick to the rules. Otherwise it becomes a slippery slope. Can the children be left alone for a bit?

1278kj Thu 26-Mar-20 14:17:42

Thanks all. I just can’t see how it will harm anyone? We live in an area with masses of green space to walk in! They only went out for 10-15 minutes this morning. Some of my friends are posting on social media that that are talking 5 mile walks (I won’t be doing that for sure 🤣) surely that’s not right? Two little walks are probably better than a very long one surely?

1278kj Thu 26-Mar-20 14:17:55

No they can’t. They have autism.

doodleygirl Thu 26-Mar-20 14:20:01

There are some seriously stupid people on these threads. In a rural area, not going to see anyone, or very few people then its fine.

I live in a suburb which since the lockdown has become very crowded with people, jogging, walking, cycling on the streets. My common sense has told me not to go out for a walk during daylight hours as it is too busy, even though the restrictions say I can.

If people used their commons sense more rather than always having to work via instructions then perhaps we would have less deaths.

longearedbat Thu 26-Mar-20 14:20:44

Not following the rules means that, on mn, people will SHOUT at you..
I would go out too. I live in a rural area as well. When I walked this morning I saw not one single person, which is par for the course round here.

Toothsil Thu 26-Mar-20 14:22:43

I would. We are completely sticking to the rules, but we live so rurally, it has crossed my mind to wonder what harm a second walk would do - we didn't meet a single person yesterday or this morning. I can understand this rule being important in cities and busy areas, but rurally where you could often meet nobody, it know...🤷

doodleygirl Thu 26-Mar-20 14:23:01

I will go even further and say it is the idiots who follow rules blindly instead of ensuring they are applicable for individual circumstances are the ones who put others in danger.

Nettleskeins Thu 26-Mar-20 14:25:49

Yes, I.assumed the rule was for adults, not accompanying kids or dogs. Everyone in our house is over 18 however. Maybe tomorrow take them on longer walk with you or your partner rather than splitting it, just to establish routine

Chiyo666 Thu 26-Mar-20 14:27:13

We’ve been out a few times today. Not seen a single person.

mooboy Thu 26-Mar-20 14:28:50

I think it very unlikely that people will die if you go for a second walk with your kids in a rural area.

maddy68 Thu 26-Mar-20 14:29:55

Once a day. If people start going twice it doubles the volume of people out. , Increasing risk. People are being so stupid and selfish.

damnthatanxiety Thu 26-Mar-20 14:33:38

FFS, people will not die because the OP's dc take 2 walks a day in a rural location with no one around. Are people really this dense? We are told to stay home as we need social distance. If we live in an area of low population density then we can live differently to those who live in high density urban areas. If you live on a mountain in the outer Hebrides, you can wander about to your heart's content. NO ONE is going to die because you are dancing naked all day in a field far away from other people.

Hugt Thu 26-Mar-20 14:34:05

Agree with @maddy68

Its very hard as an individual but the rules have to apply equally to all. Else no one follows them and there a large number of people out.

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