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To avoid T or T by turning my phone off when out

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pontypridd Wed 27-May-20 19:34:58

Pissed off with hypocrisy of government.

I’m playing by the rules and still properly social distancing so there’s no way I’m self isolating for 2 weeks if they call me.

Can turning phones off when out avoid being radarred?

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NameChangeAgain111 Wed 27-May-20 19:36:46

Seriously? You want to risk other peoples lives because you're annoyed at someone else's hypocrisy? Yes YABU. Grow up and stop being so selfish. Don't base your behaviour on the lowest common denominator.

pigsDOfly Wed 27-May-20 19:38:50

I thought people who tested positive were being asked for the names and contact details of anyone they'd been in contact with; those people will then sent a message from the people doing the tracing.

We wont have the app for some time, if ever.

Meredithgrey1 Wed 27-May-20 19:40:23

It doesn't work like that. When there's an app you can choose not to download it if that's what you want. At the moment you'll be contacted if someone who has tested positive says they've been in close contact with you.

BendingSpoons Wed 27-May-20 19:41:15

They aren't using the app so it's based on information given. Even if you were using the app, it is based on proximity and length of time. You won't be isolating because you walked past someone in the park.

GoldenPoppy Wed 27-May-20 19:41:47

It's people like this who make me scared to go outside and terrified of going back to work, I've just missed the shielding list Ihave severe asthma and other health issues, yet I work, have a family and like yo think I contribute to society. Please dont lower yourself to the level of these idiots, be better than that, I'm sure you are wink .

SoupDragon Wed 27-May-20 19:43:01

Why do you want to lower your standards to the level of those you despise?

underneaththeash Wed 27-May-20 19:43:32

I think you’re confused OP. They only call you if you’ve been in contact without PPE for 15 minutes or more.
You may get an alert if you download the ap but clearly if you’ve only passed by someone it’s unlikely to have given you CIVID.

fandajji Wed 27-May-20 19:46:02

I've already been asked by my sister to not give her details if I ever test positive. She's self employed and says she can't lose the work.

This just isn't going to work.

JacobReesMogadishu Wed 27-May-20 19:46:23

Yep, they can’t organise a piss up in a brewery so the app isn’t going to be used.

Boris confirmed people will be asked not told to self isolate. I suspect many people won’t. I know of an nhs trust who are currently penalising front line staff if they have to isolate due to symptoms and they go on to have a negative test. It gets counted as one of their 3 strikes and you’re in trouble policy. I suspect they will soon have staff going to work even with a cough. And certainly have staff going in who don’t have symptoms but should be isolating for 14 days.

TheAlphaandtheOmega Wed 27-May-20 19:49:00

The app seems to have lost its urgency now, it’s the tracers that are important according to today’s briefing.

icansmellburningleaves Wed 27-May-20 19:50:52

Just because that knot head put people’s lives at risk it doesn’t mean other people should too. Be responsible for goodness sake.

Khione Wed 27-May-20 19:54:20

They're not using an ap. They are doing contact tracing only of people who have spent 15 minutes close contact with someone who has tested positive.

IE if you went to the hairdresser and 2 days later the hairdresser tested positive then she tell them whose hair she has cut over the past x number of days and they will contact you and tell you to isolate for 14 days from the day you were in contact with her.

Same the other way. If you test positive and you have been to the hairdresser/nail bar/non socially distanced bbq then they will be informed.

The chances of it happening with current levels of infection in the community are very very low.

I'm not mad keen on the idea of isolating but far better just to isolate the individuals that have been in close contact rather that the whole area - or worse the whole country.

ineedaholidaynow Wed 27-May-20 19:54:34

Why can this work in other countries and not ours?

manitobajane Wed 27-May-20 19:54:35

They only call you if you’ve been in contact without PPE for 15 minutes or more.

I'm potentially going to be getting calls multiple times a day then.

aiejavah Wed 27-May-20 19:54:54

The people you will put most at risk are your friends and family. DC is a monumental twat for what he has done and the government shouldn't be supporting him BUT why risk the people closest to you?

ineedaholidaynow Wed 27-May-20 19:56:50

What is your job @manitobajane?

heartsonacake Wed 27-May-20 19:57:07

YABU and if you refuse to isolate you can be fined.

Don’t be so selfish.

Gammeldragz Wed 27-May-20 19:58:13

Given that we aren't meant to be within 2m of anyone outside our household, who is going to be traced anyway? Will they still count as contacts if they were 2m away?

Looneytune253 Wed 27-May-20 19:58:35

@manitobajane do u regularly have prolonged contact with infectious people? What allows this without PPE?

Heatherjayne1972 Wed 27-May-20 19:58:39

But GDPR dictates that personal info cannot be given without consent - certainly from businesses./customers etc Not sure about personal contacts
I’d get fired if I breached that

porktangle Wed 27-May-20 20:00:54

I just read that GDPR can be over ruled in the interest of public safety apparently 🤷🏽‍♀️

What's worse, self isolating or going through another long tortuous lockdown all autumn.....

kissmewherethesundontshine Wed 27-May-20 20:02:41

Does anyone know what would happen regarding wages if we were for example told to isolate for 14 days, then a week later the same again?! Hairdressers etc could potentially be back to work a few days before having to isolate over and over who pays the wages?!

yelyah22 Wed 27-May-20 20:04:26

Only works if everyone has the app, which they won't; hands an enormous amount of data to the government; still requires people to self isolate which they clearly aren't capable of; relies on sketchy at best self reporting. Most people I know aren't downloading it, I won't be either. I'm working from home for the foreseeable future and I mostly get my shopping delivered - don't go anywhere anyway, and given the usual behaviour when I do have to go to Tesco, I don't imagine any of them will be following the guidelines needed to make the app work anyway.

heartsonacake Wed 27-May-20 20:08:01

yelyah22

Only works if everyone has the app, which they won't; hands an enormous amount of data to the government; still requires people to self isolate which they clearly aren't capable of; relies on sketchy at best self reporting. Most people I know aren't downloading it, I won't be either. I'm working from home for the foreseeable future and I mostly get my shopping delivered - don't go anywhere anyway, and given the usual behaviour when I do have to go to Tesco, I don't imagine any of them will be following the guidelines needed to make the app work anyway.

I think you missed the part where there isn’t going to be an app. So stomping your feet and refusing to download it won’t work grin

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