Driving home for Christmas
justhereforthecraic · 19/11/2020 09:59
My partner and I are due to go back to Ireland for Christmas this year.... every 2nd year we take it in turns with his family as hes Scottish.
The plan is to drive straight to my sisters house and pretty much just stay with her for a few days, with my parents joining us Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Our plans arent 100% yet but we are just weighing the pros and cons.
Obviously we will be sensible about this, not sharing bathrooms, socially distanced as much as we can and just practicing good cleanliness.
Keen to get others feed back. I know the self-isolation doesn't apply to us on either leg of the journey as its withing the Common travel authority but dont worry, i wont be out socializing or mixing with 100s of people. We travelled home in july and the ferry was great as we could stick to ourselves
Janek · 21/11/2020 14:55
I'm pretty sure you have to isolate in Ireland if coming from England. And my MIL currently isn't allowed more than 5km from her house in Donegal, so I presume that's the same all over Ireland.
justhereforthecraic · 21/11/2020 15:24
yeah its pretty strict there at the moment but this is due to be eased on the 1st december... my poor mother is counting down the days she can get out to the shops and get to visit my sister in a differant area
I know i dont have to self-isolate when i return to Scotland, as i have cleared this with my Boss and HR department at work.
ill just have to wait and see what Ireland does in the coming weeks ...fingers crossed!
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