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So my daughter who said she didn’t feel too well this morning comes home from school with a slight cough and hoarse voice. The Mrs tries to book her on for a test but as of yet hasn’t been able to book one.

Going by the guidelines me, the wife and our son are now supposed to isolate for 14 days, or until the results of any test we are able to book are known.

Question.

What would my ukm brethren do, follow the guidelines to the letter or crack on with life regardless?

You've got the remainder of the day to convince me to do the decent thing.

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Well, a couple of months ago I had symptoms , we were pretty much isolating anyway to be fair, apart from necessary outings. I went for a test and came back clear pretty quick. 
 

right now me and my lad have come down with a cold. I am 99% sure it’s a cold as I’ve had fu**ing 1000s of them And no matching symptoms with Covid so I’ve decided not to bother self isolating. It’s that time of year, we are all gonna get colds/coughs. How many times can you self isolate? It’s not that easy to get a test now apparently , as autumn /winter gets in to full swing it’s gonna get even harder to get one.  
 

question, if you decide to not self isolate what will you do about school? If they notice they’ll send her home anyway? I’d be fuming as they’ve had months out already! 
 

tl;dr: you should self isolate until you get a test result .....

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I worked it out at the weekend, had I isolated every time I had flu symptoms, I'd have had about 30+ unpaid days off from work this year, then potentially out of a job....

 

It's not gonna happen, I'm going.  Fair enough if I am really suffering, or if I knew I had the virus, of course I wouldn't go in.  Majority of the time, it will be just a cold.  I can stay in and give the gym a miss, but not work, my kids/mortgage depend on my wages.

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What annoys me is these guidelines and procedures were written by people on the public sector pay roll, people who get full pay if they have to isolate because of covid. They tell us what to do but then cannot deliver adequate testing.

Many private sector workers and the self employed don’t get paid. What are these folk supposed to do, isolate every time a family member has a temperature and a sniffle? Kids get colds at school. It all seems impractical to me, especially given the failures on the part of the government.

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Just now, Sasnak said:

What annoys me is these guidelines and procedures were written by people on the public sector pay roll, people who get full pay if they have to isolate because of covid. They tell us what to do but then cannot deliver adequate testing.

Many private sector workers and the self employed don’t get paid. What are these folk supposed to do, isolate every time a family member has a temperature and a sniffle? Kids get colds at school. It all seems impractical to me, especially given the failures on the part of the government.

Spot on Sir!

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7 minutes ago, BUFFMAN said:

I can stay in and give the gym a miss, but not work, my kids/mortgage depend on my wages.

This is what I’m driving at. My mate works for a large U.K. retailer. They have a policy of disciplinary action against staff who report more than 2 separate episodes of absence in a rolling 12 month period. They have added one additional dispensation for covid. 

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Well, I can only speak from my professional opinion here (infectious pathology scientist in public health). 

I honestly wouldn't worry about it. 

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While everyone else was on lockdown i had symptoms but managed to book a test as quick as I could drive to the test centre. Lucky results came back within 24 hours and we do get full sick pay. Boss was very understanding and just said wait it out at home and do training if you don't want to take it as sick. 

I was happy to go for a walk but wouldn't do anything past that but the wife told me, we're sitting at home until the results came back. 

14 days though that's a bit tougher. Think I'd nip out for a run or walk on my own but probably nothing past that.

Got two weeks holiday after this week and thinking about going abroad so might end up finding how hard it is, to sit at home for 2 weeks.

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I’d follow the guidelines.

what would you feel like if you passed it on to someone who couldn’t fight the disease and they ended up dying?

Thats why there’s guidelines, do the right thing.

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2 minutes ago, Popeye66 said:

I’d follow the guidelines.

what would you feel like if you passed it on to someone who couldn’t fight the disease and they ended up dying?

Thats why there’s guidelines, do the right thing.

The same as anyone else whose passed the flu onto any of the thousands of people that die yearly from flu.

Oh I forgot no one gives a sh1t about anyone dying unless it's from covid.

 

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FFS the majority of nurses refuse to get the flu vaccine each year and they come into contact with the most frail and vulnerable and no one bats an eyelid.

Yet now there's this collective push to guilt trip anyone that doesn't want to go along with these idiotic covid regulations. 

Bunch of fook8n lemmings. 

 

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4 minutes ago, MickeyE said:

FFS the majority of nurses refuse to get the flu vaccine each year. 

 

I doubt this is correct. Most Trusts have a target to achieve for vaccinating their staff and if they don't achieve it, they lose funding. 

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1 minute ago, Kazza61 said:

I doubt this is correct. Most Trusts have a target to achieve for vaccinating their staff and if they don't achieve it, they lose funding. 

Just checked, article I was reading was Scottish BBC, so is definitely correct north of the border. 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-scotland-42634781

 

I'll check if is the same in England.

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57 minutes ago, Sasnak said:

So my daughter who said she didn’t feel too well this morning comes home from school with a slight cough and hoarse voice. 

From that description, there is no need to isolate. The Covid-19 symptoms in children are -

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Just because Covid-19 is all over the news doesn't mean all the other bugs and nasties went away. In fact, statistically, if you are ill there's a greater chance that it's going to be something other than Covid-19. 

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10 minutes ago, MickeyE said:

FFS the majority of nurses refuse to get the flu vaccine each year and they come into contact with the most frail and vulnerable and no one bats an eyelid.

Yet now there's this collective push to guilt trip anyone that doesn't want to go along with these idiotic covid regulations. 

Bunch of fook8n lemmings. 

 

I've never had the flu but I get the impression, self isolating in bed is the only option.

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8 minutes ago, MickeyE said:

Just checked, article I was reading was Scottish BBC, so is definitely correct north of the border. 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-scotland-42634781

 

I'll check if is the same in England.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2019/11/lets-do-our-duty-top-nurse-leads-nhs-staff-flu-jab-drive/

For 2018 it states: 

A record 70% of doctors, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff who have direct contact with patients took up the vaccine through their employer last year, with most local NHS employers achieving 75% or higher.

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54 minutes ago, Sasnak said:

This is what I’m driving at. My mate works for a large U.K. retailer. They have a policy of disciplinary action against staff who report more than 2 separate episodes of absence in a rolling 12 month period. They have added one additional dispensation for covid. 

That’s s**t, our HR department have said isolation for Covid won’t even go on your sickness record 

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59 minutes ago, Kazza61 said:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2019/11/lets-do-our-duty-top-nurse-leads-nhs-staff-flu-jab-drive/

For 2018 it states: 

A record 70% of doctors, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff who have direct contact with patients took up the vaccine through their employer last year, with most local NHS employers achieving 75% or higher.

Well 70% still means roughly 1 out of 3 did not get the flu jab. And that was a record high uptake! 

Pretty shocking really when you consider these are the people that routinely come into contact with the most vulnerable groups.

Even more so when you consider the ridiculous guilt tripping that's presently being aimed at anyone who's had enough of all the BS covid hype and draconian 'laws" that go with it.

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4 minutes ago, MickeyE said:

Well 70% still means roughly 1 out of 3 did not get the flu jab. And that was a record high uptake! 

Pretty shocking really when you consider these are the people that routinely come into contact with the most vulnerable groups.

Even more so when you consider the ridiculous guilt tripping that's presently being aimed at anyone who's had enough of all the BS covid hype and draconian 'laws" that go with it.

1 in 3 in no way could be described as the 'the majority'.  I think the wording you were looking for is that a minority of nurses refuse to get the flu vaccine. And that was 2018. The target since then is a minimum of 75% or the NHS Trust loses funding. 

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2 hours ago, Sasnak said:

So my daughter who said she didn’t feel too well this morning comes home from school with a slight cough and hoarse voice. The Mrs tries to book her on for a test but as of yet hasn’t been able to book one.

Going by the guidelines me, the wife and our son are now supposed to isolate for 14 days, or until the results of any test we are able to book are known.

Question.

What would my ukm brethren do, follow the guidelines to the letter or crack on with life regardless?

You've got the remainder of the day to convince me to do the decent thing.

Buy a big bag of weed and enjoy this nice weather...duh!!

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2 hours ago, Sasnak said:

So my daughter who said she didn’t feel too well this morning comes home from school with a slight cough and hoarse voice. The Mrs tries to book her on for a test but as of yet hasn’t been able to book one.

Going by the guidelines me, the wife and our son are now supposed to isolate for 14 days, or until the results of any test we are able to book are known.

Question.

What would my ukm brethren do, follow the guidelines to the letter or crack on with life regardless?

You've got the remainder of the day to convince me to do the decent thing.

Depends if work would pay me. If I  got paid to be off then I'd carry out my civic duty and isolate with porn and whisky for 2 week 

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1 hour ago, YoelD said:

Well, I can only speak from my professional opinion here (infectious pathology scientist in public health). 

I honestly wouldn't worry about it. 

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