Since beginning of this pandemic , we haven’t entertained any friends or relatives in our home..during first and second wave there was lot of fear and vaccines weren’t available.. But now there is some over confidence on part of H and in Laws after being vaccinated. Thankfully most of my relatives are sensible people and prefered to stay in isolation, even did family functions among immediate family members to avoid gathering and risk of Covid..as all our relatives in our city have either small kid since or babies or are themselves elderly or have very aged people at home and don’t want to take risk of getting Covid which is a good thing. Even festivals were low key.. But, there are 2 relatives in my city 1. Mr and Mrs A, who are somewhat close relatives , who are both working..they’re pretty bored of being in isolation. Quite social. They entertain guests at home every weekend. Still meet friends..I.e close friends within social bubble..they say they’re careful as they have aged parents. But can’t be sure as they travel now and then, they have multiple domestic helpers like cooks, maids, drivers etc as they both are working. Helpers may not always be masked in their residence if working longer time,..They step out often for errands and do have contact with people to some extent,..they’re friendly with my in-laws and quite often expressed a wish to get together with us..( overs phone calls) when comfortable...by chance, last year all major festivals co incided with first and second wave..but now not sure as vaccine is there for all adults. They have hinted they’re quite free and can drop in whenever we are comfortable.. 2. Mr and Mrs B..they are aged people..were staying in different cities with grown up children during pandemic , now vaccinated and back in our city..prior to pandemic, we used to visit them and they used to visit now and then.. Pls note, I’m not being an anti social person, but I have reasons. 1. Obviously, Covid safety..when relatives come inside home they will remove mask and stay for longer time..no social distance..so if they’re carriers, even if vaccinated we’ll be at risk. 2. Previously due to interference of some relatives I faced issues in my marriage..I’ve started having suspicion of all relatives now and dont feel like mixing with them now..major rough patch in relationship, I don’t feel like socialising with them when things aren’t going right. Previously and some months back too even casual talks with some relatives lead to in laws having some misunderstandings and fighting with me. 3. Facing issues in domestic helpers in my area..they join and then leave for their native due to some issue or the other....how much ever we pay they’ll do half work and I’m having more workload, I don’t feel like entertaining guests. Not interested in cooking and cleaning extra utensils and being unappreciated. My in laws are very social people, anyway I can make them see risks of entertaining relatives during pandemic and avoid get togethers with them? And what is the etiquette when close relatives invite to their home or want to drop in and visit us and we want to wait for some months till things are better?