There is no doubt that Coronavirus restrictions have negatively impacted everybody in one way or another. However sitting quietly in the ranks are thousands of separated parents of under-age children who have been unable to uphold visitation and access responsibilities with children living abroad, due to Coronavirus travel restrictions.
While the UK Government does have exemptions to lockdown restrictions for children with separated parents within the UK, which enables young children to be taken between parental households, these exemptions do not apply to those whose young children live across international borders. If one is lucky enough and brave enough to leave the Country at the risk of vast fines and prison, they are forced to pay hundreds in testing costs and in most cases, forced to quarantine for up-to two weeks on return. The common working parent cannot afford to take two weeks of unpaid leave every-time they wish to collect or return their children!
While many Nations already include exemptions to lockdown and travel ban policy for families who may be separated across borders, isn't it about time that the UK Government, and other foreign Governments who do not, stop overlooking separated families with young children, and awarded them the basic human rights to which they are entitled? In UK legislation there isn't even a specific example giving clear permission to leave the UK for family visitation or contact while travel restrictions are in place. Yet 'Elite Athletes' are catered for. Journalists are catered for. Politicians are catered for. But not parents of young children.
There is almost certainly somebody in your social media circle who may have been unable to see their young children for up-to two years now and it isn't fair for them, and it certainly isn't fair for the children. Please, please, please sign and share this petition, award them some dignity and perhaps together we can make a change.