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Barbie222 Thu 14-May-20 19:33:29

The BBC have made a guide to show how exposed you may be to covid in your job.
Most jobs, it says, expose you to disease only "yearly". What's your job rating? Are you reassured about going to work?

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covetingthepreciousthings Thu 14-May-20 22:10:45

I scored between 83-190 for retail (comes under two categories), which I found fairly reassuring as it's around the yearly mark. I thought it would have been much higher.

I'm currently furloughed as non essential retail, and I am still anxious about going back.

Nochangeplease Thu 14-May-20 22:14:34

Exposure between weekly and monthly and closeness between touching and arms length. But closer to arms length.
Not sure I understand the numbers but 27 out of 359 for exposure

Nochangeplease Thu 14-May-20 22:15:17

Not reassured lol

CoffeeRunner Thu 14-May-20 22:16:17

I’ve not even taken the test, but nurse on a Covid Ward. Will it tell me something I don’t know? grin

Northernsoullover Thu 14-May-20 22:17:26

I'm surprised that as a cleaner I seem to be more at risk than a hairdresser

Bigearringsbigsmile Thu 14-May-20 22:20:02

19th for touching
Monthly risk of infection

janeskettle Thu 14-May-20 22:20:08

My job ranks high for closeness to other people, and exposure to disease, with a risk closer to monthly than yearly. Fun times. I need a new job.

ExCwmbranDweller Thu 14-May-20 22:23:07

Exposure rank 7 and the other one 15. Never been happier to be medically unable to work and full of awe for my colleagues. Feel like I'm letting them down and telling myself if I can work I will, hope that's true.

ExCwmbranDweller Thu 14-May-20 22:25:14

Although frankly as my colleagues are x-raying nearly everyone on the planet at the moment and you can't do that without touching, let alone the lifting to position patients in ITU I'm not sure how we aren't ranked as 'touching' don't think they can get closer without kissing the patient!

MRex Thu 14-May-20 22:26:51

It's based on US data, so it bears little relevance to UK office jobsv where we don't tend to do cubicles. It doesn't seem to think my role has meetings (constant), nor does it adequately point out that the biggest risk is public transport. Fairly useless.

Ipadipod Thu 14-May-20 22:31:06

I rank 70 , exposure is yearly and touching says fairly close. This is rubbish as people come very close to me and there is a lot of physical contact with clients (hand shaking- which I will not be doing).

okaycokay Thu 14-May-20 22:31:07

I'm a dentist. Pretty much at the top. Dental nurses top spot 😳😣😔

ProfessorPootle Thu 14-May-20 22:34:09

My job has almost no risk, 338/359, but I knew that anyway. I work from home, on my own, no contact with anyone. My risk would come from living in London, dropping kids to and from school, taking them to clubs, visiting friends and family, going food shopping etc. All the other things I normally do everyday outside of my work.

Ipadipod Thu 14-May-20 22:35:02

@ExCwmbranDweller I used to be a Radiographer and agree with you, trying to get a detector in position for a patient in a bed meant getting extremely close!

Teddypops Thu 14-May-20 22:41:18

I'm just under 300 which is reassuring.

I only go into empty properties.

ExCwmbranDweller Thu 14-May-20 22:41:56

A while back some of the radiographers weren't getting any PPE Ipad because they weren't with the patient for over 15 mins but I think them often ending up nose deep in armpit of people with the disease won in the end.

TheLightSideOfTheMoon Thu 14-May-20 22:44:16


Heatherjayne1972 Thu 14-May-20 23:07:08

Yeah dentistry is a hugely risky job
Lucky us

LaurieFairyCake Thu 14-May-20 23:37:59

I'm assuming that it's only putting teaching so low down because schools have hardly any pupils in at the moment? confused

There's no way it would be low risk if schools went back

frankie001 Fri 15-May-20 00:08:45

2! I am an ccu nurse so not surprised.

GinJeanie Fri 15-May-20 00:11:44

Teaching assistant in SEN college and 34th. Surprised risk of exposure is higher than some staff in a hospital e.g. reception or porter - wouldn't have expected that. I get spat at occasionally as part of my role which possibly doesn't help... Hoping I have immunity already 🤞

sweetkitty Fri 15-May-20 00:16:17

SEN teacher so quite high 30s. Primary age children who need a lot of physical support and personal care. There’s a lot of saliva in my class as well.

nellodee Fri 15-May-20 00:17:44

Primary teachers are 32. Pretty much the only people higher are in some kind of health profession, police and prison officers, fire service, or undertakers.

ErrolTheDragon Fri 15-May-20 00:20:23

I'm the lucky one who gets 359 out of 359 ... 'Programmers and software development professionals'. The only viruses I meet professionally are in silico...

The closeness to other people ranking is 302 but as I wfh I'm not near my colleagues ... thousands of miles from most of them.

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