Meeting one person new rule does that include kids?

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Lifestooshort1542 Sat 31-Oct-20 21:47:52

So with the new lockdown rules from Thursday it says you can meet one other person who is from another household outdoors, does that mean I can meet with my DS another person with her DS? 🤦🏻‍♀️

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GrumpySausage Sat 31-Oct-20 21:50:11

Sorry, no answer but watching with interest and bumping for you. I have a 2 year old and if kids count then I'll never be meeting up with anyone as I'm never alone!

Dongdingdong Sat 31-Oct-20 21:50:27

Are kids people?

Oly4 Sat 31-Oct-20 21:53:02

No it’s you out alone and one other person from a household. It sucks but hopefully only for a month

MustBeDueSomeBetterFeet Sat 31-Oct-20 22:08:32

And of course this is only for the express purpose of exercise. Not for socialising as that's not a legitimate reason to leave home.

tootyfruitypickle Sat 31-Oct-20 22:09:25

Kids walk together. You walk together . Not as one group. And don’t swap obviously .

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LadyPenelope68 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:10:30

You can only meet one person for the purpose of exercise, not to socialise and as a child is a person, no you can’t meet up for what is in effect a play date.

tootyfruitypickle Sat 31-Oct-20 22:11:47

Walking is exercise though . So you can have a walk if you keep in separate pairs and not in one group. Depends how old your kids are as to whether that works .

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Believehope Sat 31-Oct-20 22:12:37

As above. You can meet one person who you don't live with for a walk.

The only thing I don't know yet is whether you can drive to meet them, or if it's only people you can walk to.

cardibach Sat 31-Oct-20 22:12:42

Here we go again. People trying to loophole around guidance to do exactly as they want. Glad I’m in Wales and out of this one.

Marypoppinsagain Sat 31-Oct-20 22:13:46

This is why it goes on forever!!

Xley90 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:14:03

I was wondering the same about my 3 month old. So if she counts in this basically I have to isolate again during my maternity, I can't leave her with anyone else because I breastfeed. It seems unfair my husband could go for a nice walk with his dad but I can't walk with my mum because my baby needs me to eathmm

tootyfruitypickle Sat 31-Oct-20 22:15:58

Walking isn’t a loophole is it ? I’d drive to walk with my sister. My dd would walk with her cousin. We wouldn’t be within talking distance of eachother. We’re exercising together , that’s how I exercise , I walk each day ? Genuinely don’t see how this is a loophole ? I won’t be mixing at all with my niece .

Lifestooshort1542 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:16:38

It was a perfectly valid question, if you can't be nice scroll past and move on!! No need for rude comments there is a lot of grey areas right not and lots of people are unsure what they can and can't do.

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KitKatastrophe Sat 31-Oct-20 22:17:35

Annoyingly in England children are included. In Scotland, under 11s havent been included in social distancing and other restrictions for quite some time.

KitKatastrophe Sat 31-Oct-20 22:18:36

Xley90

I was wondering the same about my 3 month old. So if she counts in this basically I have to isolate again during my maternity, I can't leave her with anyone else because I breastfeed. It seems unfair my husband could go for a nice walk with his dad but I can't walk with my mum because my baby needs me to eathmm

How frequently does she eat? Surely you could leave her with your husband for an hour while you go for a walk?

Lifestooshort1542 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:19:22

tootyfruitypickle

Walking isn’t a loophole is it ? I’d drive to walk with my sister. My dd would walk with her cousin. We wouldn’t be within talking distance of eachother. We’re exercising together , that’s how I exercise , I walk each day ? Genuinely don’t see how this is a loophole ? I won’t be mixing at all with my niece .


Exactly! Why do people automatically assume you are trying to find a loophole and break rules?!
It's a perfectly valid question 🤦🏻‍♀️

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LolalovesLondon Sat 31-Oct-20 22:21:18

1 adult +
1 child +
1 adult +
1 child =
4 people

Hope that helps.

crazyfrogs Sat 31-Oct-20 22:23:13

Are children people? Yes...so it's 1 person not 1 person and a child/children.

purplejungle Sat 31-Oct-20 22:23:26

God some people are rude on mn. Suspect the commenters here aren't facing the isolating prospect of lockdown with tiny children...

Feminist10101 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:23:59

Xley90

I was wondering the same about my 3 month old. So if she counts in this basically I have to isolate again during my maternity, I can't leave her with anyone else because I breastfeed. It seems unfair my husband could go for a nice walk with his dad but I can't walk with my mum because my baby needs me to eathmm

Could you express a bottle?

Xley90 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:24:18

She just demand feeds, often now she gets nosey at stuff going on so stops feeding too soon then 10 minutes later wants more. I envy those that have a clear 2 hour between feeds schedule! To be fair I could probably get a little walk in if I stay close to home DH could ring me if she starts crying

Lifestooshort1542 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:25:32

purplejungle

God some people are rude on mn. Suspect the commenters here aren't facing the isolating prospect of lockdown with tiny children...


I honestly can't believe some of the comments people get on here from asking simple genuine questions.
It's like people are waiting with smart answers and shitty comments just for the fun of it.
Not helpful for people who genuinely want a helpful answer or if feeling confused with the latest guidance

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