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Shouldn't they be isolating?

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applebottomjean Sun 26-Apr-20 13:07:03

So my young adult niece came home from work last week with a temp, aching and dry cough. Sister asked my advice and I said she needed to isolate DN from the rest of household and the rest of them self isolate for 14 days, she agreed to do this (her DH has some health issues as well so he may not fare well if he gets it)

Anyway after couple of days symptoms miraculously disappeared and they are all acting totally normal. If it was me I'd be erring on the side of caution yet they seem convinced it couldn't be covid as it was so short lived!

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Mascarponeandwine Sun 26-Apr-20 13:24:23

As per government guidelines, yes they should all be isolating for 14 days. I bet that an awful lot of families are not adhering to this though. I haven’t heard the volunteer services being overrun with requests for £150 supermarket shops for large families who can’t last 2 weeks no matter how big their nest egg of pasta is. I reckon the other adult in the family is, at a minimum, “just nipping out for some milk”.

However I could be being too cynical...

applebottomjean Sun 26-Apr-20 17:38:32

It's really pissing me off tbh, I'm not the lockdown police but I think the least you can do if you have actual symptoms in the house is stay in.

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Happyclappy23 Sun 26-Apr-20 17:41:19

My friend did this. I'm so cross shes no longer my friend. People like these are the reason we could be in lock down for months. My friend also thought it couldnt have been coronovirus as she wasnt sick enough.

applebottomjean Sun 26-Apr-20 17:51:04

Well we are related which makes it rather more tricky. I'll be fuming if anyone else in the house gets it. Bloody idiots.

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givemeacall Sun 26-Apr-20 18:00:06

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MinkowskisButterfly Sun 26-Apr-20 18:12:48

Yes they should be isolating from the world for 14 days but you sound like you don't believe they even had symptoms?

I had a cough and bit of a raised temp for a few days and then I was fine - obviously we still isolated but whatever it was came and went pretty quickly.

applebottomjean Tue 28-Apr-20 07:24:50

I do believe they had symptoms. It's them that are now downplaying it because it only lasted a few days. We already know that some can have it mildly and some can be asymptomatic, so I think they should be taking the cautious approach and isolating for 14 days.

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