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DramaLlama12 Mon 03-Aug-20 19:21:37

Just that
The end of last week , I think it was friday I started having a headache , thought nothing of it ,, warm weather and not drinking enough probably. Then I go to Brighton saturday morning overnight, funnily enough my legs felt achy that morning but I'd been on a long walk Thursday evening so just put it down to that .
This morning I threw up , numerous times and had to leave work. I came home and slept for 4 hours, this is very unusual.
This afternoon I've developed diarrhea and over the last hour I've felt hot and I'm coughing ( its wet tho not a dry cough ). Referring to a TAAT I didnt link diarrhea or vomiting with covid until I read it I just thought it was ..
Fever
Dry cough
Breathlessness
I've ordered a test which should come in 48 hours
This is the thing ... I might not even have coronavirus/ covid , I might just have a dicky belly .
I have 2 jobs and get no sick pay whatsoever for either. But took today of sick from job 2 as I was throwing up
Honestly in my situation would you ...
Carry on working until the test comes back with results THEN deal with it while carrying out vigorous hand washing and sanitizing , social distancing (then self isolate of course if positive ) OR self isolate now , it may come back negative then potentially have lost a weeks worth of money , waiting for test to arrive , waiting for courier to pick it up, then waiting for results all for nothing which I can ill afford .
In all honesty what would you do ?

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GreyGardens88 Mon 03-Aug-20 19:23:57

The fact that you're considering going into work really says a lot about how the virus has managed to spread to virulently

petermaysawthefuture Mon 03-Aug-20 19:26:33

Are you seriously considering going to work?
Even without the risk of spreading covid you'd still be potentially spreading a sickness bug!

Rainingopal Mon 03-Aug-20 19:27:36

NO stay at home- don't spread it to others it is selfish. Plus you aren't allowed back at work for 48 hours after vomiting/diarhoea, I know your other job doesn't know but should.

Chocolatecake12 Mon 03-Aug-20 19:30:06

You self isolate of course and you let people know who you’ve been in contact with. Start writing a list of people who you’ve been with so if you test positive you can inform them ASAP.
Do not go to work. Do not go shopping.

OhMsBeliever Mon 03-Aug-20 19:31:31

Sorry, even if it's not covid you have sickness and diarrhoea so shouldn't be going to work. Stay at home until you're better.

Snozzlemaid Mon 03-Aug-20 19:32:49

As all the guidelines say, you stay at home.
Can't believe you'd even consider working.

mummabear1967 Mon 03-Aug-20 19:33:02

Sorry OP but you need to self isolate immediately and wait until your test result comes back

roboticaw Mon 03-Aug-20 19:33:51

Please don't go into work. Please 🙏

labyrinthloafer Mon 03-Aug-20 19:34:03

For three reasons you should isolate:

1) If you spread it at work you will feel very bad
2) If people find out you will be very harshly judged
3) If you may have vivid you should rest now to aid recovery

Please don't even consider not following the isolation advice.

Squiffany Mon 03-Aug-20 19:35:21

48 hours clear of the last episode of d or v at home Regardless of your COVID test result.

user1495884620 Mon 03-Aug-20 19:37:20

Can you get to a test centre? I think results take less than 24 hours to come back. You should isolate until you know for sure if it's covid.

KitchenConfidential Mon 03-Aug-20 19:37:29

Fuck me and we wonder why this has spread so badly and killed so many people.

Stay at home ffs. Do not leave for any reason. Do not risk spreading it to other people - do you want to be responsible for making people Ill? Or giving them a virus that might even kill them?

Chungus Mon 03-Aug-20 19:38:57

Urgh. How utterly stupid.

labyrinthloafer Mon 03-Aug-20 19:40:06

NHS website also says if your test is negative but you're not better, you should still isolate.

CeibaTree Mon 03-Aug-20 19:41:57

Wow I don't normally say this, but you are being a bit of a moron. Of course don't go to work until you get your test results. People like you are why we are in danger of another lockdown..

Jrobhatch29 Mon 03-Aug-20 19:42:28

Last week a silly person near me got a covid test for random symptoms but then decided it probably wasn't covid and went on a pub crawl. The next day he got a positive result and closed 4 pubs. So I probably wouldn't go out!

Zany15 Mon 03-Aug-20 19:44:24

You shouldn't be going anywhere at all with those symptoms. Whether or not you have Covid, you'll be infectious and it's simply unfair to spread any virus around.

stayathomer Mon 03-Aug-20 19:44:36

Stay home but start googling covid sick payments. There must be something you can claim. Ring your work. Best of luck opflowers

MabelMoo23 Mon 03-Aug-20 19:45:54

Are you crazy? Of course you should self isolate!

Can you get to a test centre? My results took 18 hrs from me taking it, to receiving results. Far far faster. And I was told I needed to self isolate until I’d received my results back

user1497207191 Mon 03-Aug-20 19:46:17

If you have it and spread it around your workplace, it may well end up closing for a couple of weeks and then you'll have caused countless other people to lose their income too (if not their health or even their life).

It's posts like this which explain how Covid spread so quickly in the first place!

DramaLlama12 Mon 03-Aug-20 19:46:43

Ok ,I hear you and am listening but in my defence the covid thing might not be, so essentially I've lost 2 entire wages for perhaps nothing so its easy to say stay home. Put yourself in my shoes could you really lose a weeks wage from 2 jobs?
But ok i get it .
I'll let my manager know about the D&V

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Pluckedpencil Mon 03-Aug-20 19:49:56

It's not for nothing. It's because you're ill. You really are. You shouldn't be going to work because you are contagious, regardless of covid.

DontBeShelfish Mon 03-Aug-20 19:50:00

DramaLlama12

Ok ,I hear you and am listening but in my defence the covid thing might not be, so essentially I've lost 2 entire wages for perhaps nothing so its easy to say stay home. Put yourself in my shoes could you really lose a weeks wage from 2 jobs?
But ok i get it .
I'll let my manager know about the D&V


I sympathise completely with the loss of earnings OP. I think you know deep down you can't go in, but I'd be gutted about the lack of wages too.

mummabear1967 Mon 03-Aug-20 19:50:21

DramaLlama12

Ok ,I hear you and am listening but in my defence the covid thing might not be, so essentially I've lost 2 entire wages for perhaps nothing so its easy to say stay home. Put yourself in my shoes could you really lose a weeks wage from 2 jobs?
But ok i get it .
I'll let my manager know about the D&V

You have doubts that it might be Covid, you won’t know if you have it or not until your results come back so you need to treat it as though you do have it until you’re told otherwise. Please don’t leave your house at all. It’s not worth the risk.

Surely you’re entitled to some form of sick pay? You’re entitled by law so for your employer not to pay you it is illegal

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