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namechangenumber2 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:15:27

Hi

I wondered if anyone knew if within the guidelines of schools opening with bubbles etc, does it state that children are to be told to not play after school etc with children who are not in their school bubble? Inc with children who haven't gone back to school?

Thanks

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NuffSaidSam Tue 09-Jun-20 23:19:29

I think outside of the school bubble, normal rules apply, so outside with 2m distance if meeting someone from a different household.

CountessFrog Tue 09-Jun-20 23:21:02

They could say what they liked, they have no right to make such rules and nobody would be obliged to follow them

Whathewhatnow Tue 09-Jun-20 23:22:05

Doesnt really make scientific sense though, does it?? Why is it ok to spend 6 hrs with a child in school but not see that child outside of school??

SirSamuelVimesBlackboardMonito Tue 09-Jun-20 23:22:49

Fuck em.

NuffSaidSam Tue 09-Jun-20 23:24:58

'Why is it ok to spend 6 hrs with a child in school but not see that child outside of school'

The OP is about children who are NOT in the same bubble.

Agree, that if they're in the same bubble then social distancing outside of school makes no sense whatsoever.

namechangenumber2 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:25:44

Ok brilliant thanks

DS is year 6 and hasn't gone back to school, he's the only one of his friend group who hasn't. All friends in the same bubble.

Tonight he's had a text from one friend who's said sorry I can't play with you anymore, as I've been told I'm not allowed to play with anyone outside of my bubble

I just wondered how true that was

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StatisticalSense Tue 09-Jun-20 23:27:56

Where children are in the same bubble and social distancing hasn't been maintained in the school environment there is limited benefit in keeping these children apart. As soon as social distancing is being managed in the bubble or children from outside the bubble become involved the level of additional risk changes and the normal 2 meter rule has to apply.

namechangenumber2 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:30:08

Thanks

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StatisticalSense Tue 09-Jun-20 23:30:13

@namechangenumber2
To be fair I wouldn't want my child playing with the child of someone who believes it isn't safe for a child to be at school but it is safe for them to be playing with friends. Year 6s are largely social distancing in school (although it is accepted that the distancing is likely to be imperfect) but almost certainly won't be doing so if playing with friends unsupervised outside of school.

namechangenumber2 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:30:45

I didn't say I didn't think it was safe @StatisticalSense

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namechangenumber2 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:31:43

Sorry posted too soon. DS's school has limited numbers to children of parents who both need childcare for work purposes, I don't. I'd love him to go back

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NuffSaidSam Tue 09-Jun-20 23:35:03

It must be really hard for him if all his mates are back and in the same bubble and he can't go!

namechangenumber2 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:37:23

It's rubbish Nuff but not much I can do about it unfortunately. This is just another kick in the teeth for him

However, I am also questioning this as I wonder how nice his friends are being to him, and are they using this as an excuse to not see him

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namechangenumber2 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:39:38

It's rubbish Nuff but not much I can do about it unfortunately. This is just another kick in the teeth for him

However, I am also questioning this as I wonder how nice his friends are being to him, and are they using this as an excuse to not see him

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scrivette Tue 09-Jun-20 23:46:28

It makes sense to me. I am allowing my DC to go to school and be in their bubble, but not allowing them to meet with other friends/family outside of that bubble.

My thinking is that it is reducing the amount of people that they have contact with and therefore limiting their exposure to others/the virus and bringing back into their bubble at school.

SirSamuelVimesBlackboardMonito Tue 09-Jun-20 23:48:42

It makes fuck all sense to me, considering the actual risk involved.

If school won't allow all the year 6 back it's a horrible cruelty to then tell the ones who have been in to exclude those left at home outside of school hours as well.

mumto3little Tue 09-Jun-20 23:48:50

My year 6 DD is in the same position and she rejects to return to the school. Even she is an only girl in her bubble! At her school, children are not allowed to play with others outside of the bubble.

Her friends are all in the same bubble. During the lockdown time, my DD enjoyed talking with them by phone but they stopped it after school reopen.

I hope that children may wear face covering and are allowed to play outside beyond the bubble.

namechangenumber2 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:51:41

So have they been told not to play together outside school Mum?

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stardust40 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:58:13

As a school we are talking to our yr6 about limiting social contact and they are only allowed to be near Children in their bubble at school. As a school we can't force anyone to do anything once we leave school but you could find the boys have been spoken to about limiting contact outside the bubble.

namechangenumber2 Wed 10-Jun-20 00:02:48

I'm thinking that could be the case Stardust

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CountessFrog Wed 10-Jun-20 00:12:46

Our Y6 kids have been socialising outdoors since they were allowed to. Since the school won’t allow them back in until the end of term, I’m fucked if I’m following anything the school asks.

SudokuBook Wed 10-Jun-20 00:28:44

They could say what they liked, they have no right to make such rules and nobody would be obliged to follow them

This. Schools are always quick enough to tell you that things that happen out of school aren’t their responsibility, they are onto plums if they think they can get any kind of say as to what we do and who we see outside of school.

SleepingStandingUp Wed 10-Jun-20 00:35:00

sorry I can't play with you anymore what kind of playing together have they being doing up until now? If it's socially distanced bike rides etc and all his mates are in a bubble together and you're DS is socially isolated from everyone outside the household it might be worth taking to a couple of Mom's. If he's keeping his distance and they've been playing together this far, I can't see what difference it would make.

If they've been hanging out closer, in each others houses etc it seems weird to suddenly apply the rules now so I'd be more suspicious

namechangenumber2 Wed 10-Jun-20 00:42:54

Yes usually bike rides. DS asked this friend yesterday (Monday) if he'd like to play at the basket ball courts (two balls ) but was just told no thanks. Today (Tuesday) he got the text to say they aren't allowed to play together.

I'm thinking, and hoping , school have said something. The other unfortunate possibility is his friends have made this up to avoid seeing DS. There has been a few issues with one of the group and DS. Really hoping this isn't the case though, it's not unusual for them all the bicker, but it's normally sorted within a day or two. It's going to be much harder to sort if they can't see each other for weeks sad

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