Lockdown: You can meet up with someone else but what about kids?

(103 Posts)
Sundiamond Sun 01-Nov-20 08:41:07

So, I could meet up with someone else for a walk.

What about my primary aged child? He can't go alone. So, this means I can go but he can't go?

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LillyBugg Sun 01-Nov-20 08:41:57

That's exactly what it means.

AnneLovesGilbert Sun 01-Nov-20 08:44:09

Yes. That’s what it means.

Anna783426 Sun 01-Nov-20 08:44:56

It's a bit shit isn't it. My daughter's 10 months so we are each others company again. Love her to bits but with husband working away a lot I am dreading the next month.

agapanthus1979 Sun 01-Nov-20 08:46:05

I think the point of it is that people who live entirely alone have the opportunity for some human contact. If you have a child, you have human contact (I know you might want time with another adult, but the line has to be drawn somewhere)

LittleMissLockdown Sun 01-Nov-20 08:46:36

Yep, another one here with a 10 month old who now can't meet anyone because well I can hardly leave him at home. sad

IncyWincyTincy Sun 01-Nov-20 08:48:36

Same 7 month old here, suffering from PND and husband will be working shifts outside the home. Genuinely terrified for my mental health.


Sundiamond Sun 01-Nov-20 08:51:56

But playgrounds are open. People will just 'accidentally' bump into friends. It's stupid.

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bigchris Sun 01-Nov-20 08:52:59

If you've got primary aged kids you'll still be seeing people on the school run and at the gate

bigchris Sun 01-Nov-20 08:53:52

Also the police won't be following you o the school run making sure you don't walk with a friend who will all be walking the same way

PurpleDaisies Sun 01-Nov-20 08:54:08

You can go when he’s in school.

sausagepastapot Sun 01-Nov-20 08:55:25

Go and meet your friends in a park/woods. Go. Just don't snog them.

bigchris Sun 01-Nov-20 08:55:51

I'm a key worker, first lock down buses are lovely and quiet, now they'll be full of secondary kids goimg to school , it's goimg to be completely different to March
Teenagers will still be going to and from school and hanging out in parks , they don't use pubs and restaurants anyway

I feel sorry for students stuck at uni still and now a month of no pubs or student union bars open

DownToTheSeaAgain Sun 01-Nov-20 08:56:00

It's not meeting. It is exercising with.

PurpleDaisies Sun 01-Nov-20 08:56:40


It's not meeting. It is exercising with.

Read the guidelines. You are wrong.

Ihaventgottimeforthis Sun 01-Nov-20 08:57:31

But even during 'accidental' meetings people will be more aware of their behaviour and therefore reduce interaction & infection.
If they permitted meetings of larger groups, people would push the boundaries of that.
You're not going to get arrested for chatting to people at the play park.

funinthesun19 Sun 01-Nov-20 08:59:50

A long walk is exercise.

Belladonna12 Sun 01-Nov-20 09:00:23

I suppose that it does mean you can't meet someone if your primary school age child is with you. They will be able to meet people at school though.

Not sure what is meant to happen for parents with babies/toddlers. They must be allowed to meet.

HugeAckmansWife Sun 01-Nov-20 09:01:00

And this is one of the reasons why I and many others will not stick to this to the letter.. I will use my common sense to understand what does and does not increase the risk.. Two adults walking with babies in pushchairs is no greater risk than two adults walking without pushchairs and if it means the adults in question don't go batshit crazy and take their frustration out on the child, or seek comfort in alcohol or chocolate every night, then I absolutely would say go ahead.
The lack of critical thinking around this is scary.. Some people saying they'd see 3 or 4 groups of people over Christmas but none are over 6 so that's OK, but having one group of 7 or 8 was not. If you think about actual transmission risk, the first option is much more 'dangerous' but its within the rules so people pat themselves on the back for doing the right thing, and condemn those who technically are 'wrong' but in reality are creating fewer risks.

PurpleDaisies Sun 01-Nov-20 09:01:36

Photo didn’t post. It does not have to be exercise.

Exercise or visiting outdoor public places.

Emelene Sun 01-Nov-20 09:01:49

I have a toddler and am due a baby any day. I read it as can't meet anyone even outside as I'll have at least one of them with me. It's awful. sad

HelloDulling Sun 01-Nov-20 09:02:10

You primary aged child will be in school with their peers, they don’t have the same need for social contact as a single adult who lives alone.

DownToTheSeaAgain Sun 01-Nov-20 09:03:13

@PurpleDaisies I stand corrected

PurpleDaisies Sun 01-Nov-20 09:04:08

@DownToTheSeaAgain next time why don’t you check before posting stuff that’s wrong?

DownToTheSeaAgain Sun 01-Nov-20 09:06:27


*@DownToTheSeaAgain* next time why don’t you check before posting stuff that’s wrong?

Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?

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