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november90 Wed 09-Sep-20 09:29:24

Please don't come for me... I just need some clarity!
This new 6 person rule..... does it include babies? For example a 3 month old and an5 month old?

Is there any suggestions gyms may close? I'm 16 week pp and finally ready to go back. I was due to sign up again today and I've been SO excited sad

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HasaDigaEebowai Wed 09-Sep-20 09:32:27

It currently looks like it includes all people so yes that includes babies. They're trying to make it as simple as possible.

Rossita Wed 09-Sep-20 09:34:17

Yes I believe it does.

FelicityPike Wed 09-Sep-20 09:44:30

Yes, they’re people.

WellThatsNew Wed 09-Sep-20 09:51:52

Of course it does. Your baby is a person so counts in the 6 people.

BillywilliamV Wed 09-Sep-20 10:13:46

Which means you and DP can see two other people!
So I wouldnt count the baby.

MereDintofPandiculation Wed 09-Sep-20 12:06:03

Which means you and DP can see two other people! So I wouldnt count the baby. Which is foolish advice, because the limit is law not guidance, so even if you don't count the baby, if the police do, you can still be fined.

Bol87 Wed 09-Sep-20 12:57:11

I’ve no idea why they are counting immobile babies who probably shed such a small amount of any virus that it wouldn’t much harm an adult.. but they are. So my family of 5 can’t even see my parents 🙄 but I probably will to be honest. 6 v 7..

FelicityPike Wed 09-Sep-20 13:03:22

Bol87

I’ve no idea why they are counting immobile babies who probably shed such a small amount of any virus that it wouldn’t much harm an adult.. but they are. So my family of 5 can’t even see my parents 🙄 but I probably will to be honest. 6 v 7..

Because they might catch it?

ThePlantsitter Wed 09-Sep-20 13:05:33

Nobody fucking knows and it's not like there are any police left to enforce it op. Maybe meet in the pub (or happen across each other there) then it won't matter.

FixTheBone Wed 09-Sep-20 13:16:33

It all nonsense, I have 7 children, so apparently the rules don't apply.

Not sure whether that means I can't seen anybody beyond the 8 people already in the household, or, because we're already over 6 people, there is no limit.....

Orchidflower1 Wed 09-Sep-20 13:18:21

@FixTheBone think it means you’re not seeing anyone 🙈

cherrybakewellll Wed 09-Sep-20 13:20:44

@FixTheBone apparently anyone with 6 or more in their household/bubble can't meet any other people or bubbles as a whole. Each member of your household can meet up to 5 other individuals but you can't all do it together.

What a shit show.

girlsyearapart Wed 09-Sep-20 13:22:40

I’ve been having this debate with DH...
so we have 4dc two over 11 two under if that matters.
He says as we are 6 when we are all at home no one else can come in. I interpreted more as we count as one household and can have 5 other people in .
I’m wrong aren’t I ?

veeboo Wed 09-Sep-20 13:23:06

@fix the bone. What cherry bakewell says. You are all allowed to go put to say a park or pub but not to meet others unless you're seperate

girlsyearapart Wed 09-Sep-20 13:24:14

@cherrybakewellll x posted with you.
So in the day when the kids are out I could have my parents over but not when everyone’s in?
The dc can have one friend over if one of them is out. ?

cherrybakewellll Wed 09-Sep-20 13:24:15

@girlsyearapart unfortunately your DH is correct.

Basically it doesn't matter how many households are involved in meetings of 6 people it just can't be more than 6.

I have 3 kids, 2 primary age and 1 who is under 1. No more grandparent visits for us. No more friends round to play.

girlsyearapart Wed 09-Sep-20 13:26:04

It is always unfortunate to admit he’s correct grin

cherrybakewellll Wed 09-Sep-20 13:26:20

Yep @girlsyearapart which is why it's utter bollocks.

There's zero social distancing for the kids at our school, the teachers are in physical contact with all 30 of them in the class but once they're outside the school gate ...:

I'm ranting now cos I'm angry

november90 Wed 09-Sep-20 13:31:18

It's so frustrating! I'm so lucky to be living with my parents through all of this (husband left me at 24 weeks pregnant in January!!!), but because I have 2 children it means they can only have one visitor unless we sit outside and I feel so guilty sad

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girlsyearapart Wed 09-Sep-20 13:33:56

Luckily the big two have birthdays this weekend so just getting their parties in before the rule change.

IndiaMay Wed 09-Sep-20 13:34:13

@november90 I'm afraid it applies outside too.

NotEverythingIsBlackandWhite Wed 09-Sep-20 13:46:51

@girlsyearapart

I’ve been having this debate with DH...
so we have 4dc two over 11 two under if that matters.
It doesn't matter how old the children are. They are people/individuals.

He says as we are 6 when we are all at home no one else can come in. I interpreted more as we count as one household and can have 5 other people in .
I’m wrong aren’t I ?
Yep.

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