Will you be letting people in your house from the 17th of May??

(33 Posts)
Girlmama3 Tue 04-May-21 13:39:41

Just wondering if I'm over reacting really. I'm adamant I'm not having people in the house until I've had both vaccines (if I actually decide to have it)

Everyone we know who is vaccinated are acting like there is no virus now. I've been really careful all along and we've avoided it. Now I'm pregnant I'm more worried about getting it.

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SGChome20 Tue 04-May-21 13:42:23

Yes I will be, my baby has hardly seen anyone else ever. I was careful during my pregnancy as well but trust me when I say you’ll be craving people visiting when the baby comes along.

Chelyanne Tue 04-May-21 13:43:04

Not banned occassional visitors from entering the house at all, they have to walk through the house to get to our garden too.
25wk now not worried and I've no plans to be vaccinated any time soon either.

AhaShakeHeartbreak12 Tue 04-May-21 13:44:29

Yes. Only close family and possibly my best friend. My little boy has barely seen them

Nat4392 Tue 04-May-21 13:47:43

Yes I’ve had visitors this whole time and plan on still doing once baby arrives.

Bizawit Tue 04-May-21 13:50:02

There’s very little risk at the moment, transmission is about as low as it’s ever been. And especially if visitors are vaccinated. The risks are tiny. I wouldn’t worry about it at all.

Roseability18 Tue 04-May-21 13:55:02

No, not until after baby arrives (low on the priority list so don't see husband and I being offered it until then).
Family and friends who have been vaccinated are now being much less cautious so don't want to risk getting Covid in the third trimester when chance of serious illness is not insignificant.
Still happy to meet outdoors etc.

3cats4poniesandababy Tue 04-May-21 13:57:38

It is each person's choice. If you don't want to fine but equally if you want to crack on. Neither side should judge the other as long as the otherside isn't forcing their point of view on the other.

youngestisapsycho Tue 04-May-21 14:03:18

I've always had visitors in. Do what you are comfortable with.

Peaplant20 Tue 04-May-21 14:40:08

Nope I won’t be. Cases are very low but my DM caught covid a month ago (luckily she is absolutely fine but she also passed it onto my sister) so it still feels like a very real risk for me x

Crockof Tue 04-May-21 14:40:54

Fuck no. For all the downsides of covid there are some serious perks.

Noodles4Me Tue 04-May-21 14:53:57

I've never not had visitors tbf. I will continue managing my own risk. You have to do what works for you OP.

Moominmiss Tue 04-May-21 15:04:45

I’ve not stopped having visitors. Currently 20 weeks and quite frankly can’t wait for things to continue easing and being able to see even more people and have big family bbq’s and get togethers!

But you have to do what you feel comfortable with. Don’t be led by what others feel safe doing, this is your choice.

InTheNightWeWillWish Tue 04-May-21 15:06:43

We’re going to wait and see a little bit. We don’t live near our family so if they visit, they are staying. In which case I’ll probably ask them to take a lateral flow test (I know they aren’t as reliable as PCR before someone points that out but I’m seeing it as better than no test). We’re probably going to continue socialising outside if we can and with some social distancing. Then as we get into the winter and my third trimester, probably become a bit more restricted again.

Our decision will change as numbers change, if numbers increase we may not socialise inside. I’ve taken the decision I probably won’t visit my family but they can visit me. If I visit them, we have to stop at services at least twice and I would need to see all my family so lots of mixing.

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Girlmama3 Tue 04-May-21 15:30:50

Thanks all, a mixed bag of opinions there but glad I'm not alone!

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PepS123 Tue 04-May-21 16:11:41

No, but then I have an underlying health condition so I’m extra cautious. There are also the variants floating about that the current vaccines don’t protect against. I want to first see if numbers start creeping up again over the summer rather than be part of the experiment!

sarah13xx Tue 04-May-21 16:34:45

I’m due in August and have been strict with the rules all this time, mainly due to the fact I’m pregnant. I’m hoping to be able to get to August without having people in the house. Don’t really want a baby shower anyway but trying to figure out a way I could just have a small bbq so that I don’t have to be inside with loads of people. Really don’t want to catch it right near the end if I’ve avoided it all this time!

Lou98 Tue 04-May-21 16:46:10

Yes I'll be allowing people in. I'm due on the 23rd so will be 39 weeks on the 17th of May. I want people to be able to meet my baby and my partner works away so will be glad of having the support.

I have still been seeing my parents and IL's the full time though

takemetomiami Tue 04-May-21 16:47:21

I won't be having any house parties but yes I'll have my friends and family in for coffee.

namechangemarch21 Tue 04-May-21 16:50:46

I'm in Ireland and pregnant women are being prioritised for the vaccine as there have been links between a number of stillbirths and women who caught COVID in their third trimester, but we're supposed to get it between 14 and I think 32 weeks. I'm only ten, so trying to figure out what to do when rules relax. For me, I'm happier having people who are unvaccinated in the garden, though I have some friends who I know are working from home and being very careful so less concerned there.

I would have been more casual but basically they are now linking the Kent variant with negative outcomes in pregnancy whereas the 'original' covid had no particularly serious effect unless people had other factors. Given there are so many other variants floating around, I think an extra month or so of being cautious is probably worth it. The risk is still low, but hard to quantify, and the outcome is potentially horrific so I figure I'll err on the side of caution for a bit. In my case however I'm confident it will only be an extra month, I might feel differently if I wasn't confident of getting the vaccine soon-ish.

MeadowHay Tue 04-May-21 16:51:38

Yes, I can't imagine it will be super often and we didn't have people over that often pre-Covid anyway. Definitely will allow it though and I doubt I will get my vaccine until after the birth, don't think I want it whilst pregnant.

MikeWhiskeyIndia Tue 04-May-21 17:19:09

My LO is 9 days old and I’ve had close friends and family in. Few of them have worn masks and I’ve made sure everyone washed hands if they were holding her(not let everyone hold her) few were happy just to see her.
Do what you feel comfortable doing.

Girlmama3 Tue 04-May-21 18:23:22

@namechangemarch21 I didn't know the Kent variant was that bad for pregnant women. It's such a hard time. Everyone else is almost free and vaccinated and I'm still worrying about catching it.

The vaccinated could have it but will no symptoms and bring it into my home. It's rubbish 😩

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SillyBry Tue 04-May-21 19:40:27

Personally, I won't be throwing a party... but cannot wait to have my parents/in laws or a friend and their kid in my house without feeling an awful guilt for breaking the rules - or having to keep them outside in rubbish weather.
I won't be going wild, but I will be appreciating some normality whilst I can as I worry we'll be in for another winter of restrictions... and then I'll really regret not taking the emotional support of friends and family whilst I could!

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