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Please can you help, do I need to isolate?

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Fizziapples Tue 27-Oct-20 17:03:54

My mum has tested positive. She started with symptoms on Sunday.

Saturday evening I called to her house as she’d bought my daughter a treat bag for Halloween.

I got out of my car, opener the car boot and stepped back, my mum threw the bag into my boot. We said bye and I left.

I wasn’t there for much longer than a minute or two, it was raining so I quickly got back into the car.
We didn’t get within a meter but for the brief few minutes I was with her I’m not sure we were exactly two meters apart.

What should I do?

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MarcelineMissouri Tue 27-Oct-20 17:09:30

No you don’t need to isolate for that amount of contact. It’s only 15 minutes or over I think.

Fizziapples Tue 27-Oct-20 17:25:19

Okay. I’m just panicking as I have to go to work and I don’t want to go if there’s a risk I may have caught it.

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Theimpossiblegirl Tue 27-Oct-20 17:28:37

Honestly, even if you did get it, it could have been from anyone in the street or shops if it only takes that amount of contact. I don't think you have to isolate as it doesn't come under close contacts.
Hope she's ok. flowers

dementedpixie Tue 27-Oct-20 17:31:09

You'd need to be within 2m of each other for 15 minutes or talking directly face to face within 1m.
Being outside cuts the risk too. No I wouldn't say you need to isolate

dementedpixie Tue 27-Oct-20 17:33:09

From nhs:

*Examples of close contact include*:

- close face to face contact (under 1 metre) for any length of time – including talking to them or coughing on them
- being within 1 to 2 metres of each other for more than 15 minutes – including travelling in a small vehicle
- spending lots of time in your home, such as cleaning it

Fizziapples Tue 27-Oct-20 17:35:38

dementedpixie

From nhs:

*Examples of close contact include*:

- close face to face contact (under 1 metre) for any length of time – including talking to them or coughing on them
- being within 1 to 2 metres of each other for more than 15 minutes – including travelling in a small vehicle
- spending lots of time in your home, such as cleaning it

Ah yes that doesn’t apply to us then.
I definitely wasn’t within one meter and I was only there for probably two minutes.

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Fizziapples Tue 27-Oct-20 18:06:02

Maybe I’m overthinking but what about when my mum moved away from my boot, I stepped in her place to close it. Couldn’t it be lingering in the air?

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WitchDancer Tue 27-Oct-20 18:29:28

I think you're more likely to catch it from the treat bag than from her - did you quarantine what she gave you or wipe it down?

Fizziapples Tue 27-Oct-20 19:23:29

WitchDancer

I think you're more likely to catch it from the treat bag than from her - did you quarantine what she gave you or wipe it down?

@WitchDancer

She had wiped it down before she put it in my car. The treats are still in the car, the only thing we touched was a pumpkin she gave us but we washed our hands.

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Waxonwaxoff0 Tue 27-Oct-20 19:26:15

No, you do not have to isolate under track and trace rules. You're way overthinking it.

Fizziapples Tue 27-Oct-20 19:30:53

Waxonwaxoff0

No, you do not have to isolate under track and trace rules. You're way overthinking it.

@Waxonwaxoff0

I really hope so.

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pandafunfactory Tue 27-Oct-20 19:33:38

You're fine op, don't worry

dementedpixie Tue 27-Oct-20 20:50:53

If it was raining it would be pretty hard for anything to linger in the air. You are not at risk

WitchDancer Tue 27-Oct-20 21:25:48

I'd be happy with the precautions you've taken and would say the chances of you catching it are minimal. I say that as someone who is high risk.

fizziapples Tue 27-Oct-20 21:32:53

WitchDancer

I'd be happy with the precautions you've taken and would say the chances of you catching it are minimal. I say that as someone who is high risk.

@WitchDancer

That’s for the reassurance. I literally was only stood outside with her for probably 2 minutes and then I left.

I’m so cautious around people, even my mum.
It’s really panicked me knowing she’s positive.

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