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Myself and my brother do our parents shopping and deliver it. I vac and clean their bungalow every 2 weeks. They are spritely 91 year olds, a little slow on their legs but otherwise healthy and not on any medication. I am retired, as is my wife. My brother works in the waste disposal industry and his wife cleans at a (currently COVID free) smaller nursing home. Both my brother and his wife have regular tests for the virus, all having showed up as negative so far. They get the results 3 days after attending the test.
The other weekend myself and my wife called around to see my parents unannounced and witnessed my brother and his wife inside, albeit at least 2 metres away, drinking tea/coffee prepared with my parents' crockery. No PPE worn either. My brother has the opposite attitude to risk avoidance to me and sees my stance as a overreaction. He seems to have convinced our parents also of this. They (correctly) see his wife as undertaking a heroic and crucial task in maintaining the cleanliness of the home in which she works, but then say they do no not want to banish her.
When I call around to do their cleaning, they always retire temporarily to their garden summer house and read / do crosswords etc.
When I call with my wife, we either stay in their garden or talk at the door. My mum especially fusses and says "come in and have a cup of tea" - which we politely decline. My parents have now been isolated in their suburban home for 10 weeks and have not ventured out.
Am I right in my reaction? Am I justified in saying my brother and his wife should stay outside the home when they call?
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