Self-Isolation as a lone parent

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    Crush
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    Hi all,

    Im just wondering what the advice is regarding ‘self-isolation’ due to potential Coronavirus when you are the lone parent to a child, with very little support in the local area.

    While i really don’t want to get hysterical about this, i do wonder whether asking friends to take my son to school if i am self-isolating is a good idea, especially as he is more than likely to get anything i have regardless of vigilant cleaning/hand washing (he is a boy who puts things in his mouth ALL the time)!  I don’t want to put anyone else at risk..

    I hope this isn’t something i need to contend with, however i would like to have a vague plan in place if the time should come.

    What are you thoughts…?

     

     

    #37687 Report

    Kathymumofone
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    I’m in the same situation. If I get ill, my son will inevitably be a carrier. If he gets sick, I expect I will too.

    Either way if we self isolate, we’ll be doing it together.

    I’ve got enough food and paracetamol to last us both two weeks.  I just hope that’s enough because we have very little backup.

    #37711 Report

    EnoughIsEnough89
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    Another single mum in the same position, however if I’m told to self-isolate my son would be staying in with me too, as the risk is he’d be a carrier and it would get taken into school – not fair on anyone, so the moment I’m told to self-isolate, it’ll be two weeks indoors with the 4 year old too!!!

    I’ve actually bought a few fun kits and things to do already as I figured if we don’t have to self-isolate I’ll just use them for birthday/Christmas presents. Two weeks stuck indoors with a four year old will be a challenge…!

    #37714 Report

    Kathymumofone
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    It does feel a bit daunting. What happens if I get very sick (which obviously I hope doesn’t happen) and have to go to hospital?

    My son will be expected to isolate but how, by himself?   He’s only 11. I’m usually able to cope with anything, but not sure who I can ask to take him in those circumstances..

    A very good motivation to stay away from people & keep washing hands I suppose ☹️

    #37730 Report

    bext
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    Unless you have other health issues/conditions and are very young or very old the likelihood that you’ll be hospitalised with Coronavirus is very small. Please don’t give yourselves more to worry about than you have already. Any 11 year old’s immune system should be pretty good unless compromised by existing health conditions. Try not to worry folks! <3

    #37738 Report

    Kathymumofone
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    Thanks. I know, all this gloom is getting to me.

    Keep calm and carry on then 🤗

    #37744 Report

    bext
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    That said we should be mindful of the less robust members of our communities and family…

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