Hello people and best wishes.

Having just heard news from the PM 're tighter lockdown. How are people dealing with continuity for separated children and contact for them across the two homes that they routinely live in?

Both households (mum's, where daughter mainly lives, and dad's, where she has weekly stopover contact all her life - now 12) are very well disciplined 're staying at home and in the garden etc.

What SHOULD happen now, in view of the PM's edict? 
If a child's two homes are operating responsibly, then can contact at each homes prevail, with responsible lockdown happening at each?

Best wishes to all. Stay healthy, handwashed and helpful.

Hi, I understand that this is a difficult situation. The government has suggested that people do not come into contact with others unless it is necessary, however the government website ( may have more information on your specific situation. If your child is unable to move between homes, in the mean time you could try facetime or something similar, regular phone calls and stay in contact as much as possible.  If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
Jason Shaw jay3779
Ash, there's no pat answer to this situation, one that I am also in, except to say that courts in their orders expect families to be reasonable in the circumstances. You will have a case, as do I, to say that the risk of spreading or catching the virus is minimal where both families are self isolating. Tracability used to be the catchphrase before the virus got out into the community. The order shouldn't be used to reduce your contact. I collected my daughter today from her mother's. Jason.