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Do I need to isolate ?

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idontthinkicare Mon 07-Sep-20 09:31:46

My friends boyfriend has tested positive today.
I seen her on Thursday
Do I need to isolate ?

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frozendaisy Mon 07-Sep-20 09:40:36

Not at the moment, if she tests positive, depending on when they saw each other, yes then you need to isolate.

Racoonworld Mon 07-Sep-20 12:18:20

How did you see her? Was it outside with 2m distancing? Or inside no social distancing? This would make a big difference.

idontthinkicare Mon 07-Sep-20 12:29:04

It was in her car and I stayed at her house.
We were dancing

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Wtfdoipick Mon 07-Sep-20 12:31:21

Did you see him? if you saw him then I believe you would need to but not if he wasn't around

Vinoonasunnyday Mon 07-Sep-20 12:34:51

No you do not

If she has symptoms you may but only if closer than 2m for 15 mins and within time frame before

If she gets symptoms in like a week or so then no (not sure how long but I think you and her have to have been in contact within 48 hours of her symptoms)

idontthinkicare Mon 07-Sep-20 12:37:11

I didn't see him no.
She says for the last two weeks she's had a fuzzy head and a sore throat which comes and goes.
I wish she told me that before I met up with her.

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IpanemaSunshine Mon 07-Sep-20 12:40:08

I hope she’s had or has booked a test. She should have told you about the sore throat. That was my second symptom after an unsettled tummy.

Vinoonasunnyday Mon 07-Sep-20 12:40:48

She shouldn’t be tested until she has one of the 3 symptoms

She has to isolate anyway (even if negative) as a contact so doesn’t need to test

lljkk Mon 07-Sep-20 12:41:49

MNers try to make the rules so complicated.

idontthinkicare Mon 07-Sep-20 12:52:31

She has a test booked today.
So if she's positive I have to isolate ?
For 7 or 14 days

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StatisticalSense Mon 07-Sep-20 12:54:45

She shouldn't have booked a test in the absence of the 3 main symptoms, but if it comes back positive you need to isolate for 14 days. She MUST remain in isolation for 14 days whatever the result of the test.

idontthinkicare Mon 07-Sep-20 12:59:49

Here's the thing it's my mums funeral on Friday.
I can't miss her funeral
I'm worried sick

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ClarencesMum Mon 07-Sep-20 13:02:20

She doesn't need a test unless she has one of the 3 symptoms - a sore throat is not one of them.

She is likely classed as a close contact so should isolate.

You don't need to do anything right now.

StatisticalSense Mon 07-Sep-20 13:07:31

The virus doesn't care about why you are out of the house, so unless you want to be grieving for other family members as well as your mum, if your friend tests positive you will have to miss your mums funeral.
I realise that it will be a completely horrible situation to be in but unfortunately in the current circumstances it is least bad of the terrible options.

Cookerhood Mon 07-Sep-20 13:09:32

It's quite simple

dementedpixie Mon 07-Sep-20 13:11:44

your friend isolates for 14 days. If she gets any of the 3 symptoms she takes a test. You dont need to do anything unless she gets symptoms and needs a test

Vinoonasunnyday Mon 07-Sep-20 13:13:11

Sorry to hear about your mum but genuinely in real world no one would miss their mums funeral ‘just in case’ they have covid - diff if diagnosed

Sorry but they wouldn’t so don’t feel bad about going

idontthinkicare Mon 07-Sep-20 13:13:57

So far I have no symptoms and feel fine.
I just hope it stays that way

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LizzieMacQueen Mon 07-Sep-20 13:30:07

Likely your friend infected her bf and so, when you were in close contact with her, she'd no longer be infectious. Had you been in close contact with her prior to this? You might be asymptomatic.

idontthinkicare Mon 07-Sep-20 14:15:58

No that was the first time I had seen her in months.

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Spinakker Mon 07-Sep-20 17:59:01

If I were you I'd book a test to put your mind at rest

StatisticalSense Mon 07-Sep-20 18:23:04

And that's exactly why there's no tests available for those who actually need them.

idontthinkicare Mon 07-Sep-20 19:02:36

I'm going to wait to see what her result comes back as and then go from there

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DianaT1969 Mon 07-Sep-20 19:19:10

@Statistical - OP is going to a funeral in 4 days. It won't be outdoors the while time and will be difficult to maintain distance. If you were an elderly person attending that funeral, wouldn't you rather she got a test tomorrow?
If 1 in approximately 1700 have Covid, and the OP has been in clise, extended proximity with one of them, she's exactly they type of person who should get a test.
Very sorry about your mother OP.

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