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Going to social activities - yes or no?

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 16/03/2020 16:36

I don’t do much in the way of socialising, but I do go to a couple of knitting groups and a book group. One of the knitting groups was supposed to meet this morning, but most of the group have individually decided not to come, so we made the decision to suspend the group for the foreseeable.

The other knitting group and the book group both meet at the library, and when I rang them today, they said both will be going ahead, although they will understand if people don’t want to come.

I am very unsure what to do. On the one hand, although we live fairly rurally, and there are no known cases of C-19 nearby, dh has been working in London a lot over the last weeks, and has been using public transport to and from, and around London, so may have been in contact with it, and if so, I might have it too, and both groups contain elderly and infirm members, and I don’t want to increase the risk to them.

On the other hand, dh and I are both feeling perfectly well, and whilst I don’t socialise much, I do value these groups and they help me with my mental health. Plus, I started the knitting group so dh feels I have a responsibility to turn up tomorrow.

Gut feeling is not to go, but am I over reacting? WWMND (what would MN do)?

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Lynda07 · 16/03/2020 17:05

Don't go, SDTG. I doubt many would turn up anyway. It's better to be safe than sorry at the moment.

How does your husband decontaminate when he gets home ? :-)

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Psychologika · 16/03/2020 17:07

BoJo has said we need to stop. First reasonable thing he's said for a while.

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 16/03/2020 17:25

Dh went straight in the shower when he got home last week - and he’s working at home this week, @Lynda07.

I think you and @Psychologika are right, and I won’t go.

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HasaDigaEebowai · 16/03/2020 17:26

Well you can't now. New measures now say no unnecessary social interaction

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 16/03/2020 17:31

As an introvert, I have been training for this my whole life!

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MondeoFan · 16/03/2020 17:37

It's a no as from about 30 minutes ago. We need to stop any form of social interaction

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 16/03/2020 21:18

Now dh and I are disagreeing about whether ds1 and his girlfriend should fly up for a five day visit over Easter. I think this counts as unnecessary social contact - plus no point them coming if everything is shut and all we can do is sit indoors and look at each other, but dh says wait and see - maybe they will be able to come.

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Finallyatooth · 16/03/2020 21:19

I wouldn't.

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