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Does dd need to self isolate??

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chasegirl Wed 30-Sep-20 17:27:07

Trying to work out if Dd needs to isolate for 14 days or not. She's got no covid symptoms so doesn't qualify for a test. Her step mom has tested positive for covid today, had the test yesterday. Dd last saw her on Sunday morning so over 48 hours ago.

I am not sure if I understand the guidance correctly. I think she has to isolate for 14 days but I don't? Can anyone confirm??

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Lunar567 Wed 30-Sep-20 17:28:27

If course, she doesn't need to self-isolate as she doesn't have any symptoms.

hippohector Wed 30-Sep-20 17:33:00

See, I think she does need to self isolate for 14 days as she has had direct contact with someone who has tested positive.
Isn’t that the whole premise of the test and trace system?

RosieLemonade Wed 30-Sep-20 17:34:27

I think she does need to as she has had direct contact with her step mum.

SpookyNoise Wed 30-Sep-20 17:36:40

She needs to isolate for 14 days.

PurpleDaisies Wed 30-Sep-20 17:36:42

hippohector

See, I think she does need to self isolate for 14 days as she has had direct contact with someone who has tested positive.
Isn’t that the whole premise of the test and trace system?

You don’t officially have to unless you’re contacted by track and trace and told to isolate.

How long was she there? Did she social distance while she was at their house?

Contacts of contacts don’t generally have to isolate so you’re ok.

LajesticVantrashell Wed 30-Sep-20 17:37:15

My DS is currently isolating. His key worker tested positive on the Sunday. He'd last seen her the previous Friday, so as he'd had contact, he has to isolate for 14 days.

MsMartini Wed 30-Sep-20 17:38:39

She needs to SI if she was with her in the 48 hours before symptoms www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52442754

chasegirl Wed 30-Sep-20 17:38:56

That's what I thought, on 1 page of NHS site, it's someone in her support bubble but then another page on NHS site says it's only if someone you live with?
She's 13. I work full time too confused
Aarrgghh!

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chasegirl Wed 30-Sep-20 17:40:46

Apparently they were socially distanced. She was only there about 2 hours. Before that she was there the previous weekend.

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RosieLemonade Wed 30-Sep-20 17:41:09

Can she stay with her dad as he will be isolating as well? Not ideal but means you can work. Two weeks isn’t much in the grand scheme of things.

chasegirl Wed 30-Sep-20 17:41:49

No contact from test and trace (well yet at least)

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feelingsareweird Wed 30-Sep-20 17:42:15

Presuming she was in close contact with step mum, it depends if step mum has symptoms and when they started. When I tested positive track & trace asked my close contacts to isolate if I’d seen them in the 48 hours before my symptoms began. If asymptomatic it’s less clear!

chasegirl Wed 30-Sep-20 17:43:31

Rosie love that idea, 2 weeks peace and quiet grin not sure anyone else would go for it tho. I might ask anyway

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hippohector Wed 30-Sep-20 17:43:32

”You don’t officially have to unless you’re contacted by track and trace and told to isolate”
But surely this is just the responsible and sensible thing to do? You don’t wait to be told by a doctor to go to A&E if you are bleeding profusely - you just do it.
She has been in contact with someone who has tested positive. Maybe if everyone took a bit more responsibility then infection rates wouldn’t be so high.

feelingsareweird Wed 30-Sep-20 17:44:38

If they were truly social distanced and weren’t within 1-2 metres for 15 mins+, in a car together or anything like that then I think track & trace would say no need to isolate... in that case it’s up to you what you feel comfortable with...

PurpleDaisies Wed 30-Sep-20 17:44:49

But surely this is just the responsible and sensible thing to do? You don’t wait to be told by a doctor to go to A&E if you are bleeding profusely - you just do it.

Bleeding profusely is not a comparably analogy to spending two hours socially distances from someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

yikesanotherbooboo Wed 30-Sep-20 18:08:23

If she was in contact in the relevant time frame she has to isolate. Being contacted or not by T&T is irrelevant although clearly it is all more official if she is contacted.

Northernsoullover Wed 30-Sep-20 18:12:06

See, track and trace would only ask her to isolate if the stepmother gave the details. Not everyone is honest. Its 48 hrs before the onset of symptoms or during symptomatic period.
If she had her results today then your daughter needs to isolate

Northernsoullover Wed 30-Sep-20 18:12:45

If no symptoms its 48 hours prior to swab date

peony68 Wed 30-Sep-20 18:24:35

I would say yes she needs to isolate . My Son currently isolating as another pupil in his bubble at school tested positive he's 17 , the person concerned is not a particularly a friend of his or someone he had been in close contact with but he has still been instructed to isolate , the teachers too .

StealthPolarBear Wed 30-Sep-20 18:28:40

When did her step mum's symptoms start

chasegirl Wed 30-Sep-20 18:31:01

It's not clear at all is it? I might ring school in the morning they might have a bit more experience to go on

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chasegirl Wed 30-Sep-20 18:31:51

Stealth, I am not sure. She had the test yesterday so maybe Monday or late Sunday

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StealthPolarBear Wed 30-Sep-20 18:33:29

Then yes, it sounds as though she saw her within 48 hours of symptoms

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