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When will we be allowed inside houses?

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FallenSky Mon 22-Jun-20 12:51:19

As above. If pretty much all shops are opening, pubs, hairdressers etc logically we must be allowed inside people's houses as well? I've been reading lots about the pubs and reducing the distance from 2 to 1m but nothing about visiting family inside etc. Has anyone seen anything indicating when this might happen?

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TheDailyCarbuncle Mon 22-Jun-20 12:54:04

If someone had told you last year that you'd be asking permission to go into your family member or friend's house from the government, would you have believed them?

Just go in if you want to. Stay out if you don't.

Eachpeachtree Mon 22-Jun-20 12:56:10

Just seen on bbc news app that NI are allowing it soon, just for family, so I’d imagine it will be happening here in the near future (hopefully!!)

Camomila Mon 22-Jun-20 13:02:54

I think July 4th.

DH thinks they'll open pubs gardens etc with 1m distance but the compromise will be that we can't go in people's houses.

Atm we're all just guessing though.

My DM keeps joking she'll pay me £10 to be her cleaner grin then I'm allowed in. More seriously my maternity leave ends July 1st so I hope we get answers soon!

Anywaythewindisblowing Mon 22-Jun-20 13:08:31

I also feel it seems strange how you can do so many things except go into other people's houses, unless you're a nanny, cleaner, estate agent, builder or workman etc. I just want to go to my mum's house and have a cup of tea, watch TV together, have ds run around etc. Just normal family time! I'm missing that more than anything.

TheDailyCarbuncle Mon 22-Jun-20 13:11:51

Anywaythewindisblowing

I also feel it seems strange how you can do so many things except go into other people's houses, unless you're a nanny, cleaner, estate agent, builder or workman etc. I just want to go to my mum's house and have a cup of tea, watch TV together, have ds run around etc. Just normal family time! I'm missing that more than anything.

Do it in that case.

Camomila Mon 22-Jun-20 13:13:57

I just want to go to my mum's house and have a cup of tea, watch TV together, have ds run around etc. Just normal family time! I'm missing that more than anything

Me too, I just want to watch a light hearted murder mystery show (mum loves then and I complain about them) while DM cuddles the baby and DS1 plays on his car rug.

RogueHumanoid Mon 22-Jun-20 13:14:55

I thought they already could. My neighbours are always having people around and yesterday they had a very large party in the garden, it started raining so they all moved in the house and carried on in thereconfused

Badmemorieshouse Mon 22-Jun-20 13:15:43

Just do it then, seriously 🙄

Littlegoth Mon 22-Jun-20 13:18:20

When they say so? Personally the government can ‘allow’ this in theory, but no one will be coming into my home until I’m confident there is no risk. I’m not there yet.

Hugglespuffed Mon 22-Jun-20 13:21:05

I am giving up with the logic now. I am booking a hotel to be able to visit family. Bonkers.

Angelonia Mon 22-Jun-20 13:22:09

The other things you mention in your OP all have a beneficial effect on the economy, that's why they're allowed. Going to each other's houses increases the risk of transmission without any benefit to the economy.

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Mon 22-Jun-20 13:23:16

My family seem to think its allowed already. Provided it benefits them and only them of course. If it's to help me in any way shape or form then its "against the rules" hmm

SisyphusAndTheRockOfUntidiness Mon 22-Jun-20 13:27:10

I hope to goodness it’s soon. We need some work done (some work that wasn’t done properly before we moved house - in February!) We have no functioning hob as a result. The builders won’t rectify it until guidelines say they can enter houses. Fair, but extremely annoying.

FlowersAreBeautiful Mon 22-Jun-20 13:29:44

I assume it's because it's difficult for family to stay 2m apart so that's why we can't go into houses. But as a teacher I can spend all day with my class inside and a 2m distance inside at lunch with colleagues but I can't see my mum and dad inside (they live too far for a day garden visit). Hoping for 4th July to change to inside visits

violetscone Mon 22-Jun-20 13:31:11

TheDailyCarbuncle

If someone had told you last year that you'd be asking permission to go into your family member or friend's house from the government, would you have believed them?

Just go in if you want to. Stay out if you don't.

I’m so sick of seeing these sorts of replies. Yes, we know some people disagree with the regulations but you don’t need to keep posting on threads asking about them.

TheDailyCarbuncle Mon 22-Jun-20 13:34:50

@violetscone I don't know why you think you can police who posts on threads, but you can't. I will continue to post when and as I want.

violetscone Mon 22-Jun-20 13:36:07

Your posts are not relevant on a thread about changes to the regulations. I’m so sick of people sneering and sniping at those of us who actually want to discuss what’s permitted.

TheDailyCarbuncle Mon 22-Jun-20 13:36:44

Your post isn't relevant to this thread either.

DisobedientHamster Mon 22-Jun-20 13:41:42

TheDailyCarbuncle

If someone had told you last year that you'd be asking permission to go into your family member or friend's house from the government, would you have believed them?

Just go in if you want to. Stay out if you don't.

I completely agree.

Use your own best judgement and risk assessment. The government won't do that for you.

The virus is going nowhere. If you want to avoid it entirely, then act accordingly.

RaininSummer Mon 22-Jun-20 13:44:51

It is annoying that pubs and shops will be open but still not supposed to go in family homes. We won't be going in pubs or shops but would like to be able to visit family legally.

yomommasmomma Mon 22-Jun-20 13:45:44

The papers are saying that Boris will announce these on Tuesday. We will all be allowed to make a bubble with another household and go inside, stay overnight etc. I think the plan is just one other household, everyone else will have to be outside, 2m's away as we are doing now.

TheDailyCarbuncle Mon 22-Jun-20 13:49:45

People in Northern Ireland have been granted the enormous privilege of seeing their own families: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53130995

imsooverthisdrama Mon 22-Jun-20 13:54:27

Well my mum called round last week and it was raining so I wasn't sitting in the rain .
She had a coffee sat a distance and we didn't hug.
I've not been near anyone nor has she so I think the risk is low.

nannyplumsmagranny Mon 22-Jun-20 13:57:36

Just do it but wash your hands.

I've had my family over in mine. We mostly stayed outside but they did come in to use the toilet. Cleaned before they got here with a fresh towel, cleaned after they'd used it and once they'd left.

dh, son and I used the bathroom upstairs upstairs.

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