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Would you go home in this situation?

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Lockheart Mon 15-Jun-20 20:40:43

I have been signed off work due to severe depression and stress. I would dearly love to go to my parents for a bit in the countryside; my mother has demanded I pack a bag and come to them (she's threatened to drive down and get me if I don't!). I mentioned this to my doctor today, and she said that might be a good idea.

But I'm not sure if I'm allowed? The restrictions say no staying overnight at a house that's not yours unless there's an exception, but I can't find what those exceptions are.

I live in London in a (largely empty at the moment) houseshare. I have my own bathroom here. My parents house is a decent size and I'd have my own bathroom there (my room is actually on a separate floor to the rest of the house).

I work from home and have not been anywhere except to our local supermarket or for a walk.

I have fabric masks and plenty of hand gel I can use on a train. I can't imagine a non-rush-hour train will be busy tomorrow.

Is it ok to go home? I could really use the support at the moment. I'm pretty isolated right now.

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BackInTime Mon 15-Jun-20 20:42:14

Absolutely go.

AriettyHomily Mon 15-Jun-20 20:42:56

Go! Just pack up and go.

Hope you feel better soon.

Guttersnipe Mon 15-Jun-20 20:43:37

Yes absolutely. I wouldn't think twice about it.

ChelseaCat Mon 15-Jun-20 20:45:05

Go. And feel better Soon flowers

Turnedouttoes Mon 15-Jun-20 20:45:32

100% go. In my workplace there was a massive exodus out of London at the start of lockdown flouting all supposed rules. You have a much better reason for going

AntiHop Mon 15-Jun-20 20:46:09

Definitely go flowers

ItsSpittingEverybodyIn Mon 15-Jun-20 20:46:27

Go! You will feel so much better.

Zoomintheroom Mon 15-Jun-20 20:47:12

I think you should go anyway but if you live on your own you can form a bubble with another household and stay overnight.

JE17 Mon 15-Jun-20 20:47:25

Without a doubt, get on your way.

Pipandmum Mon 15-Jun-20 20:47:27

If you are a single person living alone or with children under 18 you can form a bubble with another household. You will not need to socially distance. You can stay overnight too. So in this case you form a bubble with your parents. Once you do this they can not form another bubble (with your sibling for example). Also of one of you gets symptoms you all have to isolate.

Scottishgirl85 Mon 15-Jun-20 20:51:01

Absolutely you should go. Be kind to yourself flowers

Lockheart Mon 15-Jun-20 21:16:48

Thank you all, you've made me cry (although that doesn't take much at the moment..!).

I think I will go home tomorrow.

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Jrobhatch29 Mon 15-Jun-20 22:09:50

Please go. I have spent the last 2 weeks at my parents for similar reasons. Sometimes your mental health and wellbeing is more important than the rules x

ohthegoats Mon 15-Jun-20 22:21:12

Don't worry about the rules. The government themselves don't worry about the rules - it's all about instinct and doing what's right for you/your family.

I wouldn't be thinking twice about this, I'd just be there.

twinnywinny14 Mon 15-Jun-20 22:24:06

@Zoomintheroom and @Pipandmum theOP doesn’t live alone though, but this definitely an exception so should go

Whoopsmahoot Mon 15-Jun-20 22:25:17


IrenetheQuaint Mon 15-Jun-20 22:29:13

Do it - the law includes an exemption for people who need to move for safety/MH reasons.

HirooOnoda Mon 15-Jun-20 22:31:48

@Lockheart go, test those eyes of yours if you need it grin

Your well-being is important. Being with your parents and getting out of London will do you the world of good flowers

StrawberryJam200 Mon 15-Jun-20 22:49:20

What @IrenetheQuaint said

wasgoingmadinthecountry Mon 15-Jun-20 22:57:57

Go! And look after yourself.

Gunpowder Mon 15-Jun-20 23:00:01

Definitely go. Hope things are brighter for you soon. flowers

AnxiousAlpaca Mon 15-Jun-20 23:10:14

This happened to me a few weeks ago. I didn’t end up signed off work but it was getting to that stage - I’ve had to major spells of long term sick in the past so could tell. I went and stayed with my parents for a little while even though it was ‘against the rules’ Mental health is also important.

AnxiousAlpaca Mon 15-Jun-20 23:10:45

two FFS

SkiingIsHeaven Mon 15-Jun-20 23:45:52

Have a safe trip.

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