The Minister of Scotland introduced firm restrictions for social distancing amidst the widespread of Covid-19 pandemic. The new rules barred people from visiting places, carpools, meetings or any other form of contact. They placed restrictions of overseas trips and all other forms of inter state travels. The exceptions however are the people in extended household. Wondering what the idea of extended households is? Here is the answer.
Extended Household aka Social Bubble
The idea of extended household is basically that people in one household or bubble can interact, meet and visit each other but not with anyone beyond that. People who stay alone or with children can benefit from such social support.
People from one household can’t mingle with others, even if they change locations. However, you can end your membership with them. For students, the places they are studying at compose their households and not their homes. Mutual social connect and support is essential and these measures meant to fix loneliness for people who might not be with their families or known ones.
If anyone catches coronavirus from the household, people need a 14 day isolation and look out for any symptoms or interactions that might have taken. The rules involve meeting in pubs or gardens but not more than 6 people from 2 different households are allowed. The whole idea of the extended household is to provide people with support and concern in such difficult times.
No one deserves to survive this time alone and thus this system gives people the comfort and connection they need. The minister stated that all the rules are designed carefully to affect and deal with the key source of transmission.