Rejected petition Allow couples who do not live together be to allowed to enter eachother's properties.

Counties across Wales have now entered their own local lockdowns and with this, several rules have understandably been put in place to keep people safe from the Covid-19 virus.

People cannot enter a home of anyone that they do not live with, unless they either live alone or need childcare. However my concern is that couples that do not live together all over Wales are suffering as a result of them not being included in this category and this can have a detrimental effect on mental health.

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The fact that we came out of the national lockdown and we could see our partners for the first time in months, to now not being allowed to see them again indoors just feels like a loss of liberty and feels so cruel to us

I myself have a partner, she lives in the same area as me but we don't live together and the fact that we can no longer enter eachother's properties is damaging our mental health. My girlfriend suffers with Anxiety, Depression and has suffered with Agrophobia in the past and as a result she finds it hard to leave her house, so it is incredibly hard to see her now, I can only do so much to try to help her when I can't be there in the property with her.

I understand that people can still go to the pubs and restaurants from an economic point of view, but surely people's mental health matters to the government too, which is why I ask you to think about the couples that don't live together in areas in Wales and consider allowing them to enter eachother's properties again.

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue, or if the Petitions Committee has considered one in the last year.

Another petition 'Allow support bubbles during lock down' calls for couples who live apart to be allowed to vist each other's homes is already collecting signatures:

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