The current circumstances are especially difficult for parents who have separated and are trying to navigate access. The following are our tips on how best to deal with this:
- Court orders should be complied with to the greatest degree possible.
- Health and safety of children and family (especially elderly and vulnerable parents/family members) must be a priority.
- Parents should both engage in social distancing and abide by the rules concerning non-interaction with third parties and be able to give assurances in this regard.
- If this cannot be done, suspension of access to be considered as a last resort, with liberal social media/telephone contact replacing it.