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Putting Perspex up on table for Dinner

  • 03-10-2020 10:17pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 253 ✭✭ Xtrail14


    We need to protect the vulnerable yet we need to be together especially at Christmas, I feel the only safe way for my elderly parents is to use a separate side entrance door and screen them off at the dinner table.
    I was thinking of doing a full room screen off with separate table but feel I can safety have parents over with a table screen.
    How are others going to manage this?


Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 348 ✭✭ Trouser Snake


    I hear your concerns OP but this post has just put a nail in my heart.
    Ask them over, tell them you're putting up perspex, they'll still come. It's the stage we're at now:(


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 253 ✭✭ Xtrail14


    Thanks for reply, we need to prepare and get real. The virus won’t disappear for Christmas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,302 ✭✭✭✭ Maryanne84


    Xtrail14 wrote: »
    We need to protect the vulnerable yet we need to be together especially at Christmas, I feel the only safe way for my elderly parents is to use a separate side entrance door and screen them off at the dinner table.
    I was thinking of doing a full room screen off with separate table but feel I can safety have parents over with a table screen.
    How are others going to manage this?

    Granny and grandad eating dinner off a tray on their lap sitting on the couch. Rest of us eating at the table.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 348 ✭✭ Trouser Snake


    Maryanne84 wrote: »
    Granny and grandad eating dinner off a tray on their lap sitting on the couch. Rest of us eating at the table.

    I'd do perspex faster than another room tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭ New2Dubs


    Will grandparents be eating food other family members have prepared and/or using the same bathroom as the rest of the family?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,302 ✭✭✭✭ Maryanne84


    I'd do perspex faster than another room tbh.

    My house isn’t that big. We’ll all be in the one open plan kitchen/diner.


  • Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭ hurleronditch


    On the basis this isn’t a joke, unless you are going to keep socially distant from parents for their entire visit, ensure the room is well ventilated with separate entrance and exit points, separate bathrooms ensure masks are worn when not eating and whoever preps the food does so to proper hygiene standards you are likely wasting your time. You also won’t be able to give them any presents, and how will you pass food to them if they are behind a screen?

    If you are serious about bringing risk to zero for Christmas dinner, the obvious way is for you and all the other low risk people to isolate away from infection sources like shops, workplaces and schools for at least 10 days beforehand. Pull the kids out of school the week before, do all the shopping online, and skip the dinner out or the glass of wine with the neighbours on Christmas eve. That way you and the elderly relatives can relax, hug, chat, have dinner like they’re not getting a bank draft...


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 253 ✭✭ Xtrail14


    Well ventilated unless you have hvac that won’t happen. No one is going to have elderly people over with winter temperatures. Is the above post a joke?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89


    The insanity never ends


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭ bobbyy gee


    Indoors you have to bring on clean air
    leave windows open maybe buy 2 air purifiers also the bathroom is big place to catch. Serve only hot food only one person should serve food you could take every one's temputure on forehead when they arrive don't hand out gifts when not eating wear masks


    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2020/8/19/21364031/coronavirus-air-purifiers-filter-hepa-merv-ventilation


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89


    bobbyy gee wrote: »
    Indoors you have to bring on clean air
    leave windows open maybe buy 2 air purifiers also the bathroom is big place to catch. Serve only hot food only one person should serve food you could take every one's temputure on forehead when they arrive don't hand out gifts when not eating wear masks


    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2020/8/19/21364031/coronavirus-air-purifiers-filter-hepa-merv-ventilation

    Lol. Leave windows open in December his parents will die of hypothermia before long they catch kung flu by following your advice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,179 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    I'd make sure your parents want to call over on the day. I know some older people and they'd prefer there dinner dropped at their door and have a nice chat on the phone rather than a big fuss being made in somebody else's house with screens, masks, etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,610 ✭✭✭ MrMusician18


    On the basis that this isn't a wind up, perspex, no more than face visor is of little to no use. If you have covid any visitors to your house are likely to pick it up from contaminated surfaces within the house. The only real way you could ensure they don't catch it in your house is to let them eat and remain in a room that has been vacant for at least three days. That they wash their hands regularly and those around them wear face coverings. In the context of a family Christmas, none of the above is realistic.

    Perspex is window dressing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭ hurleronditch


    Xtrail14 wrote: »
    Well ventilated unless you have hvac that won’t happen. No one is going to have elderly people over with winter temperatures. Is the above post a joke?

    Are you not the original poster? Surely if anyone is joking it must be you?


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