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How do i stop people from dropping into our house at thecmoment??

Answered 2 years ago

I am trying to self isolate our family as much as possible, but peoole keep coming over. We've literally had unexpected drop ins all weekend! Our house has always been the place everyone gets together, we're always hosting things and always have friends popping in unexpectedly, which is nice most of the time, but now, with this virus, id really like to have our house to ourselves for a bit. The second i try to talk seriously about the situation they treat me like an over reacting prepper! Im not at all but it feels like some aren't taking things seriously enough, still hugging me hello and goodbye too. Im just trying to be sensible and do what is being asked, but everyone has heaps of free time and wants to hang out at ours! We are all in our 40s so not talking 20 somethings


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2 years ago
Pretend you're not home. I did it to Jehovah witnesses a long time ago and I haven't had a bible basher for years 😂

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2 years ago
I had to do this recently. Too jehovahs ladies kept coming around every other week, i wouls answer the door and be polite, listen to their crap and then they would be on their way. I got jack of it and did’t answer the next time, haven’t been back since

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2 years ago
Honestly, who in their right mind thinks it’s appropriate to bombard others at this time? I would be locking the door or pretending you can’t hear them knocking

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2 years ago
I'd stop answering the door. If they aren't taking your concerns seriously, then they're poor friends. Don't stress about offending anyone (if you were). They're actively putting you and your family in danger. Send out a blanket text, informing everyone that absolutely no one is to pop around anymore as you will not be receiving visitors for a while. Anyone who disrespects that, time to cut them loose.

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2 years ago
Tell them you have gastro

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2 years ago
Put up signs and lock your gates. My friend told family and friends she was in contact with someone with a confirmed case of CV so people would stay the fuck away

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2 years ago
My cousin put a post up on fb saying nicely but firmly not to visit their family. Explained that they are self isolating and taking it very seriously as they have a kid with asthma. Everyone commented positively and understood. If you’re family and friends are not respecting your decision to keep your family safe then they are being selfish and disrespectful to you. Put a post up on fb and put a sign upon your front door. Lie if you have to by saying your kids have colds if it takes lying to get the message across. Don’t answer your door. Don’t feel bad for doing what’s right for your family.

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2 years ago
^ awesome answer

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2 years ago
Put a big sign on your door telling them you're under quarantine. If that fails, move 😂

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2 years ago
Don’t answer the door.
Put a sign up saying no visitors.
Send a message to people saying no visitors.

Politeness goes out the window when people don’t respect your boundaries.

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2 years ago
Do all these things & if they're still pushing to come in say one of your kids or yourself has the start of a cold or coronavirus- hard to say cause you can't get tested - watch them back away

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2 years ago
Put a sign on the door saying ordinarily you love that people pop in for a visit, but right now you are. Doing your best to follow the rules. Chat over the phone until everyone and safely meet again.....

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2 years ago
Just don’t let them in. Hard to do I know but your safety and theirs depends on it. Say thanks for stopping by but this really isn’t a good time, we will catch up later and close the door,

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2 years ago
Take the hard line. "Guys sorry how bad is this situation but we'll have a massive bash in a few weeks". Lock the gate, lock the security screen. Do NOT let anyone in. Its your life in your hands.