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Using sister for childcare during covid 19

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Newmum1002 Mon 29-Jun-20 11:02:29

Hi. So my work keep asking when I'll be able to return to the office. I usually only do 8 hours in the office and my sister has my 2 kids. I've been working from work following 5 weeks of furlough but now work want me in the office to help my colleague with the phone when I can. My question is- has anyone used family for childcare even though we're not supposed to? Thanks in advance for any replies.

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FallenSky Mon 29-Jun-20 11:10:49

Pretty sure from Saturday you'll be able to within the rules, if 2 households can meet inside? That's what I took it to mean.

Scottishgirl85 Mon 29-Jun-20 11:12:56

Yes you are allowed, this was your previous childcare solution and it can be re-started. My daughter has been going to her childminder since start of June, it is no different.

Newmum1002 Mon 29-Jun-20 11:32:37

@FallenSky I'd hoped it would mean that but we are supposed to be social distance even inside aren't we?

@ScottishGirl85 I thought they'd rewritten the law after the Cummings incident to state that childcare didn't include family?


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Ponoka7 Mon 29-Jun-20 12:12:15

No you don't have to socially distance in your support bubble. Or for childcare etc purposes.

I've carried on providing childcare for my GC throughout this. At the start, a Minister during Q&As said for essential childcare, it was allowed.

There's been some confusion over this.

Newmum1002 Mon 29-Jun-20 17:28:56

@Ponoka7 social bubbles are only for a single person and another family aren't they?

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