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  • #38254 Report

    We can see that many of you are searching for answers relating to the corona impact which effects single parents.  We have created some pages which we hope will give you some information.  This also includes a frequently asked questions section.  We endeavor to update this during this fast moving situation.  Please continue to support each other during this time.

    #38266 Report


    Thank you – I’ve been looking for clear advice on whether my kids can move between their home with me and their dad so home. I finally managed to find clear guidance in the link you shared – <span style=”caret-color: #0b0c0c; color: #0b0c0c; font-family: nta, Arial, sans-serif; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;”><i>Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes</i></span>


    #38270 Report


    I have problem. Me and my kids we are self-isolate for two weeks. I don’t live with my ex in one households. Ex want take kids to his house but he still work even if we are lockdown(he is not keyworker) and its looks like he will until a day when he will pick up a kids. Is he not have to have a quarantine for 14 days? I am worried he could have a virus but not symptoms. He not listen and he doesn’t think even to isolete for week or two

    #38343 Report

    Hi I am a single mam of a 5 year old. I cannot go to work as I am a nurse and my son hub school is nowhere near where I live. His dad is in self isolation for 12 weeks as he’s had cancer in the past. I have no one to help me look after my son. As my babysitter is unable to leave her house. I am totally stuck. Really wanna go to work.the government need to think about keyworkers single parents who do not get any help from there other parent.

    #38352 Report


    Hi looking for advice. I am a single parent. Classed as a key worker, am in a pharmacy. Only worked here 5 months. Before that I worked in food so I have no experience basically am training.

    With the shielding measures in place if I was to contract this virus at work then that would leave my daughter without care if I was to be hospitalised. Meaning she would be taken by social services as my family are all vunerable category and have to isolate for 12 weeks.

    Or even bringing it home to my 1 year old. I know they say it doesn’t affect children but there’s more and more children I have seen having this virus. And if she’s going to nursery with other key workers children she’s being exposed to this virus.


    Every bone in my body wants me to stay away from work and protect my daughter. I can’t allow her to be taken in by social services if I got sick. And if she got sick I wouldn’t leave her in hospital alone.

    What are my rights as to self isolate

    #38356 Report


    I am expecting this so I thought I’d reach out. My daughter has finished school early because the school has closed indefinitely. She was due to finish for good on the last day of June. Does this mean the absent parent can stop paying maintenance now instead of the end of the school year?

    #38456 Report


    I’m a single parent to two young children we have no contact from their father .I work in a supermarket part time so am classed as a key worker .my kids are 8 and 5 my eldest son has asthma and I am worried I pass this virus on to him .my mam is 70 so cant see her.there school is open so I’m putting the kids in school while i work 3 days a week .i have asked my boss if i could be off work because of my sons asthma with me being his sole carer and putting him at risk and they said only unpaid as a 12 week lifestyle break. Surely this isnt right or fair?I’m walking round with permanent anxiety and feel sick and cant sleep .any advice appreciated thankyou

    #38486 Report


    I’m a single mum with three children and I’m a keyworker . The father to my youngest two children will not look after the children while I work. What am I meant to do? It’s all good and well saying schools will provide childcare but only certain times and not the school holidays . Is there any guidance or help on this please xx

    #38489 Report

    There alot of single mams struggling. We need the government to clarify what we can do. Can my babysitter come to look after my son. The schools are crap times when u work 13 hour shifts

    #38536 Report

    Hi all

    If the information and advice is not listed on our corona advice pages then please feel free to contact our single parent helpline.  We have a team of fantastic helpline advisers who will be able to help you to explore your options.  Here are their contact details.

    Kind regards, Justine

    #38665 Report

    Good dad

    I  think that should be fine as long as your baby sitter does what she is expected to do in maintaining good hand hygine and other stuff.

    #38849 Report


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    hi all been talking to single parent on twitter he’s needing a little help so i told him i’d share his link. please share help this guy out. thank you x

    #38929 Report


    Just need some clarification, my daughter usually sees her dad a couple of days a week, (not consecutive days) she doesn’t stay over nights at his house. So far she’s been staying at home with me. I am aware that travel is allowed between household but is it just for children who spend days at the other parents house.

    i would prefer to stay at home as it’s safer she has asthma and he has daily contact with her though phone conversation and over FaceTime.

    should I be taking her to see him?

    #38939 Report

    Good dad

    Hi Becki, as far as children are concerned they are still safe to travel even with asthma.
    if you can keep your daughter with you for time being,that would be great but if your husband insists on visits then
    try  to keep it once a week visit Until this virus start to show signs of  declining Which will take at least another 3 to 4 weeks.

    As always fallow strict hand hygiene procedures wherever you  go. Hope this helps.

    #39036 Report


    How far is too far for kids to travel between parents in this lockdown and out of lockdown?

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