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Immunity certificates. So your life is stopped until you have had it?

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MrsPear Fri 22-May-20 08:18:03

Am I reading right this morning. So if you have had it you will get a certificate and told to life your life. But if you have not had it then you have to live a life of restriction? Well I’m sorry but no. No more sitting at home. I’m telling mum I’m visiting next week.

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fandajji Fri 22-May-20 08:20:22

This will be the new chicken pox parties.

Side note, I went to around 20 of them as a child, I've still never caught it.

lubeybooby Fri 22-May-20 08:20:42

we still don't even know how much immunity from covid is possible and how long it lasts for so doubt this will ever be a thing and certainly not any time soon

PicsInRed Fri 22-May-20 08:22:10

Mmmm, so those who didn't have it already and stayed home have to remain staying home (how would they then catch ot to be let free?). In perpetuity?

Makes more sense to do it on health status. Healthy people aren't going to stay home forever, lose jobs, homes, financial ruination.

It won't work.

MrsPear Fri 22-May-20 08:26:19

Well if the independent is right I’m off to the West Country for half term. I’m fed up of being stuck inside with a walk in my local park and Tesco can sod off with lines and one way system.

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slartibarti Fri 22-May-20 08:32:02

Am I reading right this morning.
No, not if you were reading the Mail.

ArriettyJones Fri 22-May-20 08:33:30

Well I’m sorry but no. No more sitting at home. I’m telling mum I’m visiting next week.

Fine. Lock yourself in there with her.

Alex50 Fri 22-May-20 08:33:39

I don’t think lockdown is sustainable for healthy young people with low risk.

ArriettyJones Fri 22-May-20 08:35:27

Complete and continuing lockdown for all is not the plan @Alex50

The question is how, who, where, when the ease out happens.

Alex50 Fri 22-May-20 08:38:48

Yep and that is a very hard question to answer, the less risk you have though, the harder lockdown is for you personally. People are already starting to get back to normal. The hardest question of all is schools.

MrsPear Fri 22-May-20 08:42:14

So I’m locked down forever because I have not had?!

Where is the logic?

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FergusSingsTheBlues Fri 22-May-20 08:47:50

It’s a daft idea and very unlikely imo

Mammyloveswine Fri 22-May-20 08:48:26

Hmmm it's like that film, contagion....

Inthepurplerain Fri 22-May-20 08:49:36

Instead of feeling outraged about lockdown, you need to learn to accept it.

You’re not doing yourself any favours and are certainly not the only one missing people.

At least your mum will be there after this, unlike some people.
By going to see a relative you’re not just risking yourself, but them too.
The biggest risk we have are the people that aren’t showing any symptoms.

Just give it some time.

BarbaraofSeville Fri 22-May-20 08:51:18

Is this just some more rubbish from the DM?

The idea is ridiculous. So if you're in lockdown, can't go on holiday, see friends and relatives, live and work normally until you've had it and have your certificate ?

It will take years for everyone to have it so people aren't going to live like that, missing out on normal life, possibly losing their job, so then if people try to 'get it over and done with' you're risking more spikes and overwhelming the NHS when the death rate peaks again.

pfrench Fri 22-May-20 08:51:56

This won't be a thing. It's creating a two tier society, and encouraging people to go out and get it in order to get a passport.

We also don't know if you are immune yet.

Also it might mutate before the winter, so even if you were immune, you might not stay immune.

Red top gossip fodder.

user1495884620 Fri 22-May-20 08:52:59

No, no decisions have been made about immunity certificates, it's just one possible suggestion (and fairly unlikely in my opinion as it will encourage people to try and get it and risk a spike). Don't get all aerated about something that may never happen.

chomalungma Fri 22-May-20 08:54:57

I am glad someone started this - it just slipped in.

There was some SAGE advice about this.

assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/882726/29-pre-empting-possible-negative-behavioural-responses-covid-19-antibody-testing-13042020.pdf

3.Discrimination by Employers
Some employers may discriminate on the basis of antibody status. This might include not permitting those testing Antibody Negative to return to work, or only taking on new staff with Antibody Positive test results.

Work may also be allocated among employees based on test status with, for example,customer-facing work being allocated to those who have tested Antibody Positive.

In some circumstances this may be appropriate, but in others this might constitute adverse discrimination. This risk applies across all occupational sectors.

4.System Gaming

If a test result is a requirement for a resumption of work, a range of strategies to ‘game’ the system may arise. These include people deliberately seeking out infection or attempting to purchase a fake test result, commercial organisations selling unapproved tests, or approved tests becoming available through private organisations at prices that make them unavailable to most. Assuming that health and social care workers will be provided tests for free from their employer, this risk is likely to be more relevant to other sectors

Also that people who test positive may be asked to do more 'high risk' tasks

DownADirtRoad Fri 22-May-20 08:57:04

I’m telling mum I’m visiting next week.

🤷🏻‍♀️ Why announce it? There’s plenty of people going against the guidance, just get on with it instead of looking for a reaction.

chomalungma Fri 22-May-20 08:57:41

Is this just some more rubbish from the DM

It was briefly mentioned in yesterday's briefing

www.gov.uk/government/speeches/health-and-social-care-secretarys-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19-21-may-2020

"We are developing this critical science, to know the impact of a positive antibody test. And to develop the systems of certification to ensure people who have positive antibodies can be given assurance about what they can safely do."

Teateaandmoretea Fri 22-May-20 08:58:42

I’m telling mum I’m visiting next week.

Just stay outside and keep your distance. Why the drama?

firstmentat Fri 22-May-20 09:01:39

My ex had it, and I didn't. Really scared that the first thing he is going to do is to run to the family court stating that this makes him a better parent (happened a couple of times before for much smaller things).

ArriettyJones Fri 22-May-20 09:02:07

So I’m locked down forever because I have not had?!

Where is the logic?

Where are you getting your “news” from? None of this is official policy. It’s all speculation. It’s like you’re having a conversation with voices in your head.

Wait for the official briefings every day. Read a broadsheet not a tabloid.

Alex50 Fri 22-May-20 09:03:08

Well if you are healthy under 45, your risk is minimal, if antibodies test and a certificate are going to get your life back on track then you are better off getting it.

Inkpaperstars Fri 22-May-20 09:04:29

I knew as soon as Hancock said that all the papers would go crazy with it. I don't think we should read too much into it yet because -
1. They won't do anything with this until they are confident that antibodies provide immunity which will be a while. Maybe never.
2. Those who tested positive for the virus with antigen test but don't go on to develop antibodies will be an issue
3. They won't want people trying to get it
4. Legal complications as pp mentioned.
5. They keep changing their mind.
6.it will take them years to get around to testing a large number
7. It may be guidance as to what you can safely do in limited context, eg as frontline nhs re PPE.

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