Support bubble confused

Hi trying to understand support bubbles. I live with my partner and have a 2 year old son. However my partner is highly vulnerable and when I go to work twice a week. she and my son have to stay at her parents.

Will she’s still be allowed to stay at her parents it’s not possible for her to be alone with a young child.

I’m a key worker and have to still work

Hi Lee,
Childcare bubbles are allowed to continue but these are just for children e.g. the adults don’t mix.

Vulnerable adults are allowed to receive care.

I see why your arrangement works for all concerned, from a common sense perspective.

However, I don’t know how it would be viewed legally. It would be following the regulations if you dropped your two year old at her Grandparents house and your partner stayed home. If she needed support one parent could visit her to give the support - ideally it would always be the same parent,

This is just my interpretation of the rules though.


Can you explain a bit more about why your wife cannot stay at home with your child?
How is she vulnerable?

Found this on the BBC News website -

Hi the reason she shouldn’t be left alone with child as she has a rare medical condition called AT her symptoms are similar to MS she has poor balance which is mainly affected… has a lot of falls… as you can imagine shes unable to run around after child or pick him up…

But after complaints from parents, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people looking after children under 14 or vulnerable adults would be exempt.

"So, today I’m able to announce a new exemption for looking after children under the age of 14 or vulnerable adults where that is necessary for caring purposes.