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Aibu to ask about sleeping over at grandparents under new bubble rules

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DirtyDeeds Thu 11-Jun-20 13:56:43

I’m reading up on the new limited bubble rules and can’t seem to find an answer for this.

DM lives alone and hadn’t seen DC (aged 6) since the start of lockdown. She’s not in the shielding group.

Obviously we can now see her and in theory she could visit and stay overnight but this isn’t possible for logistical reasons. She has offered to take DC for a sleepover. I can’t work out if this is okay or not?!

YABU = DC sleeping over for a night or two for childcare isn’t allowed

YANBU = DC going to sleep over for a night or two is allowed

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TrueFriendsStabYouInTheFront Thu 11-Jun-20 13:59:11

I don't see how there could be a problem with this. Why do you need ask though, what does your common sense tell you? You're allowed to go see her so what difference does it make, them staying over?

I'm sure people will come along shortly and tell you that doing this will cause you all certain death though grin

Di11y Thu 11-Jun-20 14:01:26

you're acting as one household with no restrictions on movement or social distancing. sleepovers will be fine with or without you.

ssd Thu 11-Jun-20 14:03:41

I'm not voting, I'm going with my heart.
I'd say go for it, it will allow you all so much benefit.
Sometimes you have to make a decision based on your emotional health as well.

Toothsil Thu 11-Jun-20 14:07:23

It's allowed now. Overnight stays are allowed as long as one of the households only has one adult so in your case it's fine.

TriciaH Thu 11-Jun-20 14:24:25

If she lives alone and you are the one house she has chosen to bubble up with then yes this can happen. If she is bubbled with another house no.

Celan Thu 11-Jun-20 14:27:05

Best to use common sense in all these scenarios. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to have your mum to stay.

lifestooshort123 Thu 11-Jun-20 14:28:43

Yes, of course a sleepover is OK.

Windyatthebeach Thu 11-Jun-20 14:29:52

My dc have slept at a siblings house. Once a camp in the garden sleepover!!

BessMarvin Thu 11-Jun-20 14:33:14

As I understand it, the support bubble becomes effectively one household but over 2 properties, so I voted yanbu.

It is a bit vague in some areas though but that's pretty consistent with this whole thing!

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 11-Jun-20 14:38:52

My kids are going to my DM's for a sleepover on Saturday, they used to sleepover once a week and have all missed it terribly. There was great jubilation in the Greebo Household last night at the prospect - and at my DM's, she can't wait to get her "munchkins" back!

DirtyDeeds Thu 11-Jun-20 14:40:52

Yeah it reads as if she could come to stay here but that’s not logistically possible for various reasons.

We would be taking DC to her to sleep over one or two nights and it’s not reading explicitly yes. My heart says it’s okay

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DirtyDeeds Thu 11-Jun-20 14:41:30

@GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal that is so lovely - pleased for you all!

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minipie Thu 11-Jun-20 15:56:44

The idea is that single adult households are allowed to merge with another household. So it’s as if you were all living together, except without actually moving in together.

That means if any of you gets symptoms you all have to isolate, for example. But it means you can do anything you would do if you were living together - that includes overnights.

DirtyDeeds Thu 11-Jun-20 16:45:25

That sounds brilliant thank you all x

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