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Wwyd. Family not self isolating

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Helenj1977 Wed 16-Sep-20 15:51:17

For 2 days both my dds have come home saying a boy in my older dds has a high temp is waiting for a test. He put on fb that he's waiting for a test.

His brother is in my youngest dds class and has been in school as normal.

I don't know if does have symptoms or if he has something else.

Wwyd?? 2 different schools so not easy to report.

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Ginogineli Wed 16-Sep-20 15:56:40

I wouldn’t be doing anything

No one will thank you when entire year has to isolate

(Given there’s no tests and he’s been in contact)

NotAKaren Wed 16-Sep-20 15:57:13

Perhaps they are misunderstanding the guidance also kids and FB not always reliable sources of information

Mychitchatdays Wed 16-Sep-20 15:58:04

In our school only the child in question needs to isolate until results. Other family members can continue as normal.

Ginogineli Wed 16-Sep-20 15:59:11

Mychin

That’s only if isolating due to contact

If someone has symptoms all family has to isolate

DowntonEstate Wed 16-Sep-20 15:59:35

@Mychitchatdays but the guidance is if someone in the household has symptoms and needs a test, then the full household needs to isolate.

DowntonEstate Wed 16-Sep-20 16:00:36

OP, I’d contact your school and look how them know that a pupils sibling is awaiting a test.

Helenj1977 Wed 16-Sep-20 16:36:00

Thanks all. I've told the school who will investigate. They confirmed it's 14 day isolation for the whole family or until a negative result comes back.

It's not my business why he's off, the boy shouldn't be telling friends it's due to cv symptoms of its not though. We're all trying to keep our kids safe in school and this doesn't help.

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Batshitbeautycosmeticsltd Wed 16-Sep-20 16:37:04

Oh, yes, snitching, it's all about safety.

Juststopswimming Wed 16-Sep-20 17:09:24

Batshitbeautycosmeticsltd

Oh, yes, snitching, it's all about safety.

quite.

BunsyGirl Wed 16-Sep-20 17:18:40

How old is the younger child? Is there a childcare issue here? A parent that can’t afford to take time off work?

WishIWasSomewhereElse Wed 16-Sep-20 17:36:04

@BunsyGirl the home situation is irrelevant.

In our town, one boy had a test, then went to school before he had the results. He took ill at school and didn't tell the matron about his test. He was found positive, meaning a whole year group having to self-isolate, and others he'd been in contact with.

Hopefully he'll just have a cold, but the ramifications for others could be worse if other year groups have to isolate due to exposure.

loulouljh Wed 16-Sep-20 17:39:00

I wouldnt give it a second thought to be honest..

LastGoldenDaysOfSummer Wed 16-Sep-20 17:51:04

Snitching? This isn't the playground. It's because people are breaking the law that cases have gone up. If people are too stupid to keep to the rules they need to be reported.

Mummyto3gorgeousgirlies Wed 16-Sep-20 17:53:11

Helenj1977

Thanks all. I've told the school who will investigate. They confirmed it's 14 day isolation for the whole family or until a negative result comes back.

It's not my business why he's off, the boy shouldn't be telling friends it's due to cv symptoms of its not though. We're all trying to keep our kids safe in school and this doesn't help.


Well done - definitely the correct thing to do xx

DumplingsAndStew Wed 16-Sep-20 18:00:07

Mychitchatdays

In our school only the child in question needs to isolate until results. Other family members can continue as normal.

Is your school in the UK?

BunsyGirl Wed 16-Sep-20 18:14:51

@WishIWasSomewhereElse It’s irrelevant is it? What a lovely caring person you and the OP are. I know of one person who died of Covid and three people who committed suicide during lockdown. Think about that. The OP may have just pushed someone else over the edge.

Wtfdoipick Wed 16-Sep-20 18:33:51

BunsyGirl

*@WishIWasSomewhereElse* It’s irrelevant is it? What a lovely caring person you and the OP are. I know of one person who died of Covid and three people who committed suicide during lockdown. Think about that. The OP may have just pushed someone else over the edge.

But it is irrelevant. If one person in the household is showing symptoms then everyone has to isolate. It's not the op who has decided that but the government

Ginogineli Wed 16-Sep-20 18:35:22

Helen

Now that child has been in achool you so know that entire bubble will be sent home don’t you? As there’s no tests available and they’ve been in contact whilst he was unwell

Juststopswimming Wed 16-Sep-20 18:36:46

Right, but the OP has self appointed herself as the covid police hasnt she? Priti Patel would be so proud

Ginogineli Wed 16-Sep-20 18:36:51

Just realised it’s the brother who’s been in school 🙈

halcyondays Wed 16-Sep-20 18:36:52

Ginogineli

I wouldn’t be doing anything

No one will thank you when entire year has to isolate

(Given there’s no tests and he’s been in contact)

I would absolutely thank her if my dc was in the same class and at risk of catching Covid from them.

Helenj1977 Wed 16-Sep-20 19:00:14

I want my kids in school for as long as possible. One parent is possibly being extremely selfish if he has got symptoms.

If they're at home for 2 weeks, that's 2 weeks learning they miss out on.

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halcyondays Wed 16-Sep-20 19:03:30

The class don’t have to isolate unless someone has a positive test. The younger brother doesn’t have symptoms as far as we know so the class don’t have to isolate.

Helenj1977 Wed 16-Sep-20 19:07:44

Not the class but the younger boy should not be in school.

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