This topic contains 11 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Justholdingon 2 weeks ago.

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  • #99390
     Hopingforpeace 
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    Hi

    What is everyone’s thinking around child contact following the Government’s social distancing measures announced today. When you do handover in a public place do we just need to carry on or do we put contact on hold as the measures say stay away from others. not sure what to do.

  • #99393
     fizzylem 
    Participant

    Well we’re self isolating – precautionary; we do know of some families with the symptoms but havent come into direct contact, but this tells me it’s close by. The advice so far is only no socialising really isn’t it. Was hoping they would advise the vulnerable to self isolate today really – to make things clearer – I think unless you have a pre-existing health condition, live with an elderly person, or have the symptoms then it’s business as usual isn’t it? Minus the socialising. Which would be fine if they advised the vulnerable to self isolate as well – so feeling a bit annoyed they haven’t made this official yet.

    I’m dreading telling him – he’ll oppose, guaranteed. My child’s told him already but I haven’t let him know myself yet – I’m hoping the Government will release a statement vulnerable to self isolate before my child’s due to go as this would help a great deal.

    He told my child your mums an idiot basically, paranoid and there is no need for it – which I expected. I asked my child what she thought and she said he hasn’t thought about grandma has he – which I thought was super astute, because no he will not have considered anyone else but himself – because that’s how he rolls lol. Pretty sure he will be going about his daily business with no measures at all. He’s told my child it’s only like having a cold. So yeah, we’re steering clear, but I expect some backlash; something I have noticed today is that I actually feel my daughter is safe for the first time in years because of it. It is her choice to self isolate mind.

    I think the key here is to respect one anothers choices isn’t it – each person needs to decide what is right for me, problem with this when dealing with a high conflict parent is he will never respect your wishes will he x

  • #99404
     Justholdingon 
    Participant

    I’ve had a message from school saying the 12-week thing is expected on Monday. When lo will be with her Dad. So I’ll lose lo for three months.

    Which will probably be forever. He will claim all the money for raising lo, which I will not be able to argue against without sounding like a loon.

    Because I don’t have a job, I’ll lose my home.

  • #99422
     fizzylem 
    Participant

    Can you arrange to collect her now? I would x

  • #99429
     Justholdingon 
    Participant

    She goes to him on (detail removed by moderator) There is nothing I can do to stop this, bar the government bringing in isolation early.

  • #99433
     Hopingforpeace 
    Participant

    I have gone through the government measures again and we all need to basically avoid contact with others, not visit family or friends, only visit supermarket if we have to etc. To protect yourself, your child and others, based on the government measures my understanding is that we should put a hold on contact now. I have now done this and offered Skype to maintain contact.

  • #99434
     Justholdingon 
    Participant

    I’m terrified to do anything until expressly told to by the government.

    • #99435
       Hopingforpeace 
      Participant

      I understand but the government have already said to avoid contact with others so you are ok to say so.

  • #99515
     freedomfries01 
    Participant

    I think my kids dad will self isolate when my youngest is there. I have no idea what to do. He’s going to keep him I know it

    • #99520
       Hopingforpeace 
      Participant

      Freedomfries01 you can keep your kids with you in accordance with the government measures. please stay home with your children and be safe.

  • #99522
     Hopingforpeace 
    Participant

    freedomfries1 and justholdingon, the government guidelines do say no visitors, family or friends – so keep your child with you now and you are being compliant with the government measures. There will many father’s not seeing their children for some time.

  • #99533
     Justholdingon 
    Participant

    I’m trying to be brave. Went into isolation yesterday. Allowing video contact so doesn’t miss too much.

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