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So, my son has a temperature...

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baublegirl353 Mon 25-May-20 11:29:26

I've booked him in for a test later today. We were supposed to be seeing GP today but obv won't do that. Obv we have to isolate now until the results. We have a dog and no one to walk it. Can I get up at 5am and walk in rural fields then?

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baublegirl353 Mon 25-May-20 11:30:32

GP being grandparent, not doctor. Tho maybe we should drive there and move in 🙄

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Helenj1977 Mon 25-May-20 11:32:16

In your position I would. So long as you don't touch anything. Fingers crossed its negative x

Splitsunrise Mon 25-May-20 11:35:36

Well, no according to the rules you can’t.

whatnametopick Mon 25-May-20 11:36:39

Follow your instincts grin

baublegirl353 Mon 25-May-20 11:37:38

@whatnametopick well indeed!
Can't see how me and dog walking through fields is a risk to anyone, even though it is against the rules.

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iVampire Mon 25-May-20 11:39:51

You shouldn’t, and RSPCA and others have published advice on how to keep your dog happy indoors (tire them out with brain games)

And 5am is when I (used to) go out for ‘safe’ exercise (I’m exceptionally shield vulnerable)

But as it’s OK to follow your instincts. I’m banged up completely and you can follow your instincts

raviolidreaming Mon 25-May-20 11:40:10

Here's the issue now, isn't it? Technically, no. But you can probably follow your instincts as a responsible dog owner without any guilt now.

Lucked Mon 25-May-20 11:41:28

It would clearly be you “following the instincts of every dog owner” and therefore should be praised.

Sounds sensible enough. Dog might be a bit bemused.

whatnametopick Mon 25-May-20 11:43:16

I'm shielded and awaiting corona results but took my dog out today. I would never put others at risk and don't pass anyone or touch anything and abided by the rules totally throughout but today was my little fuck you to boris.

Lucked Mon 25-May-20 11:45:23


So you didn’t follow the rules for shielding but feel okay to judge others who are making their own risk assessment. Pot and kettle. Lots of ways adults who are shielding at home can get exercise.

baublegirl353 Mon 25-May-20 11:46:16

Dog would be utterly bemused, is a lazy worst who doesn't get up before 10 usually 😆
Just thinking out loud really. Hopefully the test will be negative.

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TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Mon 25-May-20 11:47:46

Yeah I'd do that in your position

FourPlasticRings Mon 25-May-20 11:50:32

I don't know, OP. Act legally, responsibly and with integrity and follow your instincts as any dog owner would.

TheAdventuresoftheWishingChair Mon 25-May-20 11:52:11

It's fine to walk if you really aren't going to see anyone - maybe wear gloves for opening gates or something if you want to really be on the safe side.

MillicentMartha Mon 25-May-20 12:08:16

Why would wearing gloves help? If you’ve washed your hands that’s exactly the same. Wearing a fresh set of gloves immediately after you’ve touched something if you couldn’t wash your hands would be the only reason to wear gloves.

iVampire Mon 25-May-20 12:16:06

I should have added a grin or some other emoticon to show I was being sarcastic

Yes, I know I should have been totally on my own premises the whole time. But in consultation with my own consultant and another doctor working on COVID and in light of my own circumstances and the (perceived) public behaviour at the time; then I had medical clearance to go out in limited ways with precautions

That is of course now back on hold until there’s more of an idea about how people, who previously would not have dreamed of going out when their household was in isolation because someone had symptoms, are going to use their individual judgement instead

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