Children moving between parents in the current coronavirus outbreak

Children moving between parents in the current coronavirus outbreak

At present we are not allowed to leave our homes apart from very specific reasons. However, what about where children are moving between their homes.

Guidance has been provided by the Courts and in particular:

”Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes.”
This establishes an exception to the mandatory ‘stay at home’ requirement; it does not, however, mean that children must be moved between homes. The decision whether a child is to move between parental homes is for the child’s parents to make after a sensible assessment of the circumstances, including the child’s present health, the risk of infection and the presence of any recognised vulnerable individuals in one household or the other.”

The important issue is for children to still remain in touch and fortunately today with social media and platforms such as FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom they can see other family members very easily.

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