Kids mixing after Thursday

(208 Posts)
Singlebutmarried Sun 01-Nov-20 09:46:51

So, if the kids are in school together, in the same class and they live next door to each other. Would you let them play together outside of school?

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MoonBaby1 Sun 01-Nov-20 09:48:20

Not all of them and I’d try not to be inside. We’ll continue with walks with a few friends.

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Sun 01-Nov-20 09:48:57

Nope.

ProudAuntie76 Sun 01-Nov-20 09:49:27

Absolutely not.

Nochangeplease Sun 01-Nov-20 09:49:34

I’m confused by this. As playgrounds will be open. The playground next to my sons school gets quite busy after school. We’re allowed to go to it if it’s open. But lots of kids from his school go and they will inevitably play together. Common sense says it’s best not to go. But it’s allowed?
I guess it’s better than going to a playground with lots of strangers from different schools.
I’ve never understood playgrounds being open personally but happy to let mine go.

Singlebutmarried Sun 01-Nov-20 10:11:13

Two kids is what I’m talking about. Both only children, so no siblings to factor in.

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Doyoumind Sun 01-Nov-20 10:15:32

Why are people so concerned with exact rules? The virus is spreading. No unnecessary contact with anyone outside your household.

Kids mix in their bubbles in school but not outside. You can meet one person not from your household outside.

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Dogneedsbrushing Sun 01-Nov-20 10:15:40

My local playground never reopened. It’s currently full of sheep, if you can get your head round that.

SaltyAndFresh Sun 01-Nov-20 10:16:43

No, and if you expect school staff to risk their health on behalf of your children, you'll insist that they comply.

Newfornow Sun 01-Nov-20 10:19:40

No. Being an only child makes no difference! Follows the rules. Keeping schools open will give children contact with others anyway.

WitchesNStuff Sun 01-Nov-20 10:21:43

No, the guidance isn't unclear. No unnecessary mixing with other households FFS.

PostItJoyWeek Sun 01-Nov-20 10:22:45

Yes. They are in a bubble together already, in close contact already at school. No additional risk created by them running about in the park vs in the school playground.

itchyfinger Sun 01-Nov-20 10:23:18

Oh here we go, the old "I dont understand the rules" questions have started.

buckeejit Sun 01-Nov-20 10:23:52

There is a lot less compliance from what I can see in my little area of NI

We have neighbour children in dc class & they play together. I haven't allowed them inside in the last 2 weeks but schools are back tomorrow & that may change

ImnotawitchImyourwife Sun 01-Nov-20 10:24:24

A lot of the mess were in now is down to individuals thinking, for whatever, often compelling reason, that the rules don’t apply to them. Please don’t teach your children to be part of the problem.

IceCreamAndCandyfloss Sun 01-Nov-20 10:24:36

They should have been SD anyway, quite why many think it doesn’t apply to school children is beyond me. New guidance is hardly unclear, no mixing with other households.

PostItJoyWeek Sun 01-Nov-20 10:24:45

itchyfinger

Oh here we go, the old "I dont understand the rules" questions have started.

I think it is more, "this rule is daft if strictly observed so do you think I'm OK to be sensible instead?"

Frazzled13 Sun 01-Nov-20 10:27:07

Why are so many people saying “the guidance is clear, no mixing with other households” I agree the guidance is clear, but that’s not what it says.
You can meet one other person from outside your household outside in a public place.

StellaGib Sun 01-Nov-20 10:28:16

IceCreamAndCandyfloss

They should have been SD anyway, quite why many think it doesn’t apply to school children is beyond me. New guidance is hardly unclear, no mixing with other households.

There's no social distancing in schools though, so the question is whether it is necessary to make them social distance after 3pm.

I'd probably be at the play park at the same time as each other rather than arranging play dates though.

LakieLady Sun 01-Nov-20 10:28:57

Dogneedsbrushing

My local playground never reopened. It’s currently full of sheep, if you can get your head round that.

Lol, I can get that.

There's a small playground in a village not far from where I live. Because the parish council has sod all money to maintain it, they let a few sheep on it a couple of times a year to graze on the grass.

It looks quite comical, and someone claims to have seen a sheep standing on the roundabout.

Singlebutmarried Sun 01-Nov-20 10:29:02

I’m not advocating a mass bundle of kids.

These two spend the school day together, so why not play outside together after school?

You can meet one person from another household for exercise.

So this would be fine surely?

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Doyoumind Sun 01-Nov-20 10:33:03

You're going to do it anyway so why come here and ask?

Coasterfan Sun 01-Nov-20 10:33:06

No. We need to reduce contacts and follow the guidance. Plus I don’t fancy a fine.

StellaGib Sun 01-Nov-20 10:35:52

The two children can go and play outside with each other so long as the parents aren't there. The rule is 1 +1 outside.

PatchworkElmer Sun 01-Nov-20 10:35:58

It’s fine, isn’t it? You can meet one person from another household. If the kids are old enough to meet without parents supervising, that’s within the rules- as far as I understand it, anyway.

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