What Does Lockdown Mean For Families Who Share Custody?

What Does Lockdown Mean For Families Who Share Custody?


The Prime Minister’s announcement may have panicked a lot of UK families who are facing at least 3 weeks apart in the latest UK Lockdown policies.

We want to reassure families that Michael Gove has issued further clarification on the UK Lockdown policy:

“To confirm – while children should not normally be moving between households, we recognise that this may be necessary when children who are under 18 move between separated parents. This is permissible & has been made clear in the guidance.”

Further information regarding the Government policy, “Staying at Home and Away from Others’ can be found in the link below:


Cafcass continue to update their resources for families affected by Coronavirus including current arrangements. They have produced a PDF which is a handy resource for those requiring information to share with co-parents.



Alison McGarragh-Murphy

Alison McGarragh-Murphy writes and edits stuff for The Motherload, and is also a radio producer and broadcast journalist, a mum of two and a wife of one. Since becoming a mother she has (mostly) gladly swapped a busy social life of gigs, pubs, art galleries and museums for dancing in the kitchen, drinking on the sofa, finger painting and hanging out at the park. She talks incessantly about not having slept for five years. Follow Alison on Twitter @BertaFanta and on Facebook @ammblogs

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