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Aibu or would it be OK?

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Crumpetsforthequeen Mon 15-Jun-20 16:29:49

So DH has returned to work today, he works in a family business so is with his parents all day, they've come up with the idea that we can now take the grandkids to see them in their house because they're mixing together (tiny shop, impossible to social distance) and then DH comes home to us (small house, can't social distance from each other).

I can see their point and obviously there'd be no hugging or kissing but in the back of my mind its still not allowed? Or would it be OK seeing as we're essentially a mixed household now?


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Needbettername Mon 15-Jun-20 16:32:25

Yup would do it as so mixed anyway.

Crumpetsforthequeen Mon 15-Jun-20 16:33:56

OK, not gonna lie part of me automatically went yay he can take the kids there and I can have 5 minutes bloody peace!

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MonkeyToesOfDoom Mon 15-Jun-20 16:35:25

Take the kids to the shop.
No cuddles, bit at least they can see their GPs. If the government say people can be in shops, no reason those people can't be grandchildren. Close the shop first so no one's waiting outside.

Fairenuff Mon 15-Jun-20 16:36:06

Strictly speaking they should not be working together if they cannot distance from each other in the shop.

What about the customers, is there enough space for them to safely distance?

Tropical2 Mon 15-Jun-20 16:41:08

Shops are only allowed to open if they are "Covid secure". If nobody can social distance the shop should not be open. It could be closed down and the owners fined.

Crumpetsforthequeen Mon 15-Jun-20 16:41:59

Yes there's space for the customers to be distenced, it's all marked up with take and sanitizer and all that jazz and have a 1 in 1 out policy but doesn't leave room for the 3 of them to, there's a back room so 2 of them go out there whilst one serves, there no way around it, all 3 of them need to be there as they all do different jobs the other wouldnt be able to do iyswim

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Fairenuff Mon 15-Jun-20 16:44:35

It doesn't sound like a workable arrangement unfortunately.

Crumpetsforthequeen Mon 15-Jun-20 16:46:42

I know, I wasn't overly keen on them opening but there was no stopping them no matter what I or anyone else said, DH didn't want to go back.

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flummingbird Mon 15-Jun-20 16:46:55

Oh jeez. I know it's not "right" but in that situation I'd do it. Anything you or DC have will go to them through DH, and the reverse. Honestly I'd say stuff it and send the kids to theirs. But that's personal view only obviously. I've been letting my DD's dad in my house for pick up/drop off as we share her so she's mixing every week anyway.

Fairenuff Mon 15-Jun-20 17:02:31

I've been in the workplace this whole time and they are really strict about social distancing, etc. Why did your dh go back if he didn't want to.

justforthecake Mon 15-Jun-20 17:03:47

If they can't be 2m apart I the shop then they need to be wearing masks.

It doesn't sound safe.

Fairenuff Mon 15-Jun-20 17:12:03

You need to be socially distancing 2m as well as masks if you're going to wear them, not instead of.

The other thing that would concern me is who else do his parents think it's ok to be physically close to. In my experience, people who feel ok flouting the rules will do it in many different circumstances.

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