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Advice needed on family bubble please

(44 Posts)
Grannynannywanny Wed 26-Aug-20 11:17:12

I live alone and “bubbled”with my son, dil and 2gc 130 miles away and had a lovely visit after no physical contact for 4 months. They were also here with me 2 weeks ago for a visit.

My daughter and family stay 15 miles away and I visit their home with social distancing observed in accordance with guidelines. I don’t expect to see my son and family for another month or so, possibly longer depending on how things go.

So my question is now that I haven’t had physical contact with my son and family for 2 weeks can I change my bubble to my daughter’s house 15 miles away so we don’t need to observe social distancing?

GrannyGravy13 Wed 26-Aug-20 11:45:30

I would

Luckygirl Wed 26-Aug-20 11:49:34

Sounds entirely reasonable to me.

Grannynannywanny Wed 26-Aug-20 17:16:35

Thank you

PamelaJ1 Wed 26-Aug-20 17:19:48

Yes, my mother has a rotating bubble.

Grannynannywanny Wed 26-Aug-20 17:26:38

I know the advice is once you are in a bubble you can’t change to another. But I was wondering as I’ve now had a 2 week gap without meeting my bubble if it’s ok to form the other one. If that makes sense!

Whitewavemark2 Wed 26-Aug-20 17:39:07

I would and do!

suziewoozie Wed 26-Aug-20 17:58:13

The idea behind not changing your bubble was to limit infection - as you’ve had the two week gap, I think you’re keeping within that as you couldn’t now pass infection between the two families.

PamelaJ1 Wed 26-Aug-20 18:16:36

You sound as though you are following the rules and bubbling sensibly.

BlueBelle Wed 26-Aug-20 18:34:03

Oh crickey this bubble thing is ridiculous it might have been. good in the heavy stages of lockdown it may be useful if you live in a high risk area but the virus is going to be around a long time so be sensible and each person must make their own risk assessment

Caragran Wed 26-Aug-20 21:31:19

My husband and I have been Shielding since 20th March.
Are we allowed to pick our grandchildren up from school as we used to before or is this still a no no.

B9exchange Wed 26-Aug-20 21:36:20

Caragran shielding has finished, so you can see your grandchildren, but it would depend on their age. Going into a crowded playground to pick them up might be pushing it, but if they are allowed to come out to you, standing back from the gates, and you can socially distance from them on the way back, you should be okay. If you are planning on driving them home, sit them in the back with all of you wearing masks to be sure, and obviously vigorous hand washing once you get there!

Harris27 Wed 26-Aug-20 21:44:27

Do it.

maddyone Wed 26-Aug-20 21:52:43

You can change your bubble as you’ve quarantined for two weeks from your son’s family. It’s a good idea, and will allow you to cuddle your grandchildren and daughter without guilt. Of course if you change back, you’d have to not see your daughter’s family for two weeks, but it seems to me that the circumstances you and your family are living under means changing the bubble is a sensible thing to do to enable you to spend time with all your family.

Grannynannywanny Thu 27-Aug-20 00:17:37

Thanks for your replies everyone

NannyDaft Thu 27-Aug-20 09:43:03

Yes I would

Juicylucy Thu 27-Aug-20 09:44:35

Yes of course you can. Enjoy

NannyG123 Thu 27-Aug-20 09:52:22

I had family around 2 weeks ago there was 10 of us mostly in garden, had to run inside for a while due to rain. But , my daugter came round sat in garden last week, next week I'm plucking up courage to go on trains to visit my daughter. Just think as long as we are sensible. And not cuddle, try to keep a distance well be ok

Molli Thu 27-Aug-20 09:55:44

We are now just being sensible, hand washing, and wearing masks when we have to. My DD and family were the first people we bubbled with. We then saw my DS and family ( + lockdown baby at 12 wks). We then all met up together in our garden and were just super sensible. Both myself and DD will be back in school soon along with school age children so keeping immediate family at bay seems pointless. Having said all that my DD's children had a temperature on Monday ( we'd seen them 5 days before that). They had to get covid tests done and expecting results today. We have not seen them and will not until we have the results of the test. Cross the next bridge when we come to it. They don't have a cough so we don't think tis covid. Unfortunately young children will pick up things and will get ill and its not going to be covid. Enjoy socialising with your family now just be mindful of everyones health.

Jillybird Thu 27-Aug-20 10:00:33

Yes. There is no specific rule around the situation you propose, but since you have now effectively been 'in quarantine' for two weeks, you will be within the spirit of the rule (way more than Cummings!).

Nannapat1 Thu 27-Aug-20 10:06:37

I'm sure what you would like to do is fine. Time to just be sensible and do your own risk assessment now, I think. Re the return to school and children's propensity for high temps, I'm dreading worst case scenario of cycle of tests and self isolating. Sorry if a bit off topic.

Soniah Thu 27-Aug-20 10:09:32

In Wales we can bubble with Four households, still careful but seems to work as they are not here often

constance Thu 27-Aug-20 10:12:12

It's so hard isn't it?!

Aepgirl Thu 27-Aug-20 10:15:11

I have a friend who thinks that it is OK to be in a bubble with anyone she knows well! Nobody can convince her any other way.

NemosMum Thu 27-Aug-20 10:19:07

If you keep a 14 day gap, which is the longest period for the incubation of the virus, there's no reason not to see your daughter's family.