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This is an essential journey yes?

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cookingmywaythroughlockdown Sun 12-Apr-20 17:50:31

I'm pretty sure my plan is ok but just want to see what the hive mind thinks.

Dc is a fourth year med student. They came home when uni packed up a month ago as it wasn't clear what they would need to do and seemed best to be at home. Subsequently they were asked to put their names forward for HCA training in the uni town/host hospital. As well as the obvious skills they have acquired, dc has worked as a personal carer for a home ventilated patient so is demonstrably useful.
They have now been called for induction week after next in the uni town. The uni knows that they are at home and raised no issue with travel.

They do not have a car so the choices are train, if train is running, with all the exposure that involves or I drive them. It's a long way but I can do it in a day with some stops. Am planning to take all food and hot drinks in car. Will not go in to dc's flat , just drop and run. Will take photograph proof of their student ID plus whatever paperwork they get sent for induction to evidence why I am travelling. Service stations for loo only. I have gloves and gel.

I am NHS as are most of the family. The force is strong etc etc 😁 this is what dc has been asked to do and it is a work related journey for them isn't it? Am I missing anything?

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Ipadipod Sun 12-Apr-20 17:51:44

Seems ok to me .

Hedgehog26 Sun 12-Apr-20 17:52:43

Yep, I think that’s totally justifiable

WanderingLost167 Sun 12-Apr-20 17:52:45

Of course it's fine, best of luck with the new job

oncemorewithfeeling99 Sun 12-Apr-20 17:53:49

Definitely allowed.

Etinox Sun 12-Apr-20 17:57:13

It’s much safer for him to travel by car rather than public transport. Put him in the back keep the car ventilated (slightly open windows) etc.
Once your dc is there, how are they going to get to work? If they’re a competent driver and you’re not using your car atm that could be another option? Some hire companies are also doing special/ free deals for hcp.
flowers and good luck.

cookingmywaythroughlockdown Sun 12-Apr-20 17:59:34

They can walk to the hospital. They do have a driving licence but haven't driven since passing test and whilst they are keen to get a car now is clearly not the time!

Glad to see people agree this is the right way to proceed. It seemed ok to me but then you start second guessing yourself!

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vera99 Sun 12-Apr-20 18:10:44

Absolutely I wish him and your family the best of luck. God speed and keep safe.

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