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If someone you have seen has to isolate...do you isolate?!

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Gatheringlilac85 Thu 10-Sep-20 07:03:29

We saw friends on Tuesday and seemingly a boy in one of the dc classes has now tested positive. They have to isolate for 14 days. Do we?! Do I need to take my dc back out of school?

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wendz86 Thu 10-Sep-20 07:04:57

Not unless the person you were in contact with tests positive .

Tomatoesneedtoripen Thu 10-Sep-20 07:05:16

i doubt it,
how close were you?

juneybean Thu 10-Sep-20 07:05:17

No. only if you have symptoms or you yourself came into contact with someone positive

Danceswithgeckos Thu 10-Sep-20 07:09:07

We were inside some of the time. We had a play date.

PlateTectonics Thu 10-Sep-20 07:10:38

Not unless one of the people you saw tests positive.

Tomatoesneedtoripen Thu 10-Sep-20 07:10:58

was that allowed? confused

Jontysmum Thu 10-Sep-20 07:11:08

No.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Thu 10-Sep-20 07:12:42

was that allowed?

Was what allowed? Seeing friends? Yes.

TheoriginalLEM Thu 10-Sep-20 07:13:00

A playdate? Oookay then

Tomatoesneedtoripen Thu 10-Sep-20 07:13:45

but inside?
within a metre?

Danceswithgeckos Thu 10-Sep-20 07:14:36

I thought up to 6 inside was ok?!
We’ve bubbled with her anyway because she’s a single parent.

bettybyebye Thu 10-Sep-20 07:15:55

No you don’t have to isolate - my dc had to isolate in the summer due to a positive case at their holiday club and DH and I did not have to isolate as well. We would only have had to isolate if one of our DC had symptoms/a positive test

ChanceChanceChance Thu 10-Sep-20 07:19:06

You're supposed to maintain 2m distancing from non-household members. So a play date is not advised as presumably they don't keep the distance.

However, you don't have to isolate unless your contact tests positive.

But this is an example of precisely why cases are rising again - it illustrates clearly a chain of transmission in operation.

If the guidance on 2m had been observed, the chain would have been broken anyway probably, risk of transmission certainly much lower.

Anyother Thu 10-Sep-20 07:21:29

I would have thought no. But since you are a bubble, perhaps yes. It's all as clear as mud. confused

Anyother Thu 10-Sep-20 07:22:24

ChanceChanceChance

You're supposed to maintain 2m distancing from non-household members. So a play date is not advised as presumably they don't keep the distance.

However, you don't have to isolate unless your contact tests positive.

But this is an example of precisely why cases are rising again - it illustrates clearly a chain of transmission in operation.

If the guidance on 2m had been observed, the chain would have been broken anyway probably, risk of transmission certainly much lower.


They are a bubble. So the 2m distance doesn't apply.

ChanceChanceChance Thu 10-Sep-20 07:26:37

@Anyother the op does not mention a bubble? Just friends?

cologne4711 Thu 10-Sep-20 07:28:14

A friend can be in a bubble with you, it doesn't have to be a family member.

Anyother Thu 10-Sep-20 07:28:49

Danceswithgeckos

I thought up to 6 inside was ok?!
We’ve bubbled with her anyway because she’s a single parent.


Yes. This is OP under a different name.

ChanceChanceChance Thu 10-Sep-20 07:29:11

cologne4711

A friend can be in a bubble with you, it doesn't have to be a family member.

Yes I know, but the op didn't mention a bubble?

Danceswithgeckos Thu 10-Sep-20 07:29:46

Yes we are a bubble. We are close friends who have known each other a long time and she doesn’t live locally to her parents so it made sense.

ChanceChanceChance Thu 10-Sep-20 07:31:19

Oh, I didn't realise.

Well if you're a bubble I don't know for certain! I think you become one 'household' though surely for these purposes.

KetoPenguin Thu 10-Sep-20 07:32:30

People making up their own overly strict version of the rules as usual.

Danceswithgeckos Thu 10-Sep-20 07:33:53

So maybe on that basis we isolate?
Or maybe not if it’s only the dc who have had contact directly have to isolate as in the post above. Heavens knows basically.

ChanceChanceChance Thu 10-Sep-20 07:35:04

KetoPenguin

People making up their own overly strict version of the rules as usual.

The op changed name, so I didn't realise they were a bubble. I don't know the bubble rules, but surely the whole point is they merge.

Why do people have to be so hostile? Covid is making everyone too nasty.

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