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Letting kids play outdoors

  • 02-02-2021 5:30pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 8,712 ✭✭✭ Tim Robbins


    Right, don't know about anyone else but it's hard keeping your kids in when all they can hear kids having fun and playing outside. You are only young once.
    If they have spent 3 months from lockdown one inside and away from friends, how much do they have spend on this one?

    Obviously letting into other people's houses is a no- no but if they just play outside for an hour and wash hands when they come in; is it that dangerous?

    And -- seriously concerned about long term damage. We all have childhood memories - how much of them become quasi jail? stuck in while others were out enjoying themselves

    Thoughts...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,147 ✭✭✭ BoardsMember


    My kids play outside in the front garden. Also I play with them on the road a bit. I don't actually know if either is not allowed under current guidelines, and frankly I'm not too interested in finding out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,608 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    playgrounds are open, I dont think there is any suggestion that young kids cant be outside

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  • Registered Users Posts: 741 ✭✭✭ JPup


    Yes, playgrounds and parks are open. There is no restriction on children playing outside.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,990 ✭✭✭ Padre_Pio


    Right, don't know about anyone else but it's hard keeping your kids in when all they can hear kids having fun and playing outside.
    Thoughts...

    Here's the guidelines:
    People are required to stay at home except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes, and will be permitted to take exercise within 5km of home.

    People may meet with people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise.

    No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities, including those involving children, should take place.

    Outdoor golf and tennis are not permitted.

    Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes. No indoor or outdoor gatherings involving “individual training” except for professional and elite sports.

    There's no age limit, presume it's the same for everyone regardless of age


  • Registered Users Posts: 741 ✭✭✭ JPup


    Yes, you're not meant to mix with other families but no restriction on your children playing outside.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 282 ✭✭ timeToLive


    People are required to stay at home

    Children are small people


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,990 ✭✭✭ Padre_Pio


    timeToLive wrote: »
    People are required to stay at home

    Children are small people

    Stay at home, except for all the reasons you can leave your home :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,107 ✭✭✭✭ Sleeper12


    timeToLive wrote:
    People are required to stay at home

    Except for exercise.
    timeToLive wrote:
    Children are small people

    Children playing is exercise. This is why playgrounds are still open


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,437 ✭✭✭ j@utis


    We visit playgrounds regularly with my son and he can play outside the house on the street with other kids as much as he likes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,737 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    If you live in a say a relatively small area with the same few kids, there's no harm in allowing them mix as long as you know the parents of other kids are of the same mindset as you when it comes to approaching the virus. They're mixing less anyway compared to when in school.


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