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Oy Scientists if you’re reading this sort out meeting your family in your back garden!!

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worldsworststepfordwife Mon 11-May-20 08:11:38

Why the bloody hell would we drive to a public park (have they even opened the car parks for these as I noticed one at my local beach taped up yesterday morning) and make that more full than it needs to be when I could put a dozen socially distant people in my back garden

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Angel2702 Mon 11-May-20 08:25:27

Because the main purpose of parks being open is to exercise not socialise.

Daffodil101 Mon 11-May-20 08:31:01

I’m guessing because it’s tempting for them to come into the house, use the toilet, accept a drink?

YeOldeTrout Mon 11-May-20 08:37:53

One of the scientists was on radio last night saying that (of course) there was zero risk if you waved at your relatives thru a window or sat 3m from them in a garden. The problem was when you needed to go inside relative's house to use the loo... Also said he hoped for more clarity today, like rest of us.

Scientists have families they want to see, too. It's not like they are sheltered from all this hassle. Govt is terrified of uncontrolled spread, though.

DateandTime Mon 11-May-20 08:38:55

So does meeting my parents "outdoors" not include in the garden?

I like to think I'm quite bright but.....

JonHammIsMyJamm Mon 11-May-20 08:44:23

@DateandTime, no. Your garden, even though is outside, is considered ‘part of the household’ and so would be icing households. This is according to Dominic Raab on bbc breakfast this morning.

JonHammIsMyJamm Mon 11-May-20 08:45:20

Mixing households, not icing them. Keyboard issues hmm

donquixotedelamancha Mon 11-May-20 08:55:21

I doubt the inconsistency and lack of precision about the government's communication is down to the scientific advisors.

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