Isolating already and another close contact positive

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Todayisgood2 Sun 15-Nov-20 23:21:39

I'm already isolating until 23rd as a close contact has tested positive. Another close contact from same group has tested positive today. Do I need to extend my isolation as I had contact within person Thursday last week?

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dementedpixie Sun 15-Nov-20 23:31:41

How did you have contact with them if you were isolating from the 1st contact?

Todayisgood2 Sun 15-Nov-20 23:35:24

I'm a teacher. 1st contact was a pupil, we keep working until test results come in...... so I taught my class for 4 days whilst they waited for results. Now another child has tested positive....

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IslaMann Sun 15-Nov-20 23:35:39

No but echoing the poster above. How? You should not have left the house.

EasterIssland Sun 15-Nov-20 23:36:16

Only if you’ve been in contact 48h ago need to isolate. So as you were isolating I presume you don’t have to extend it

Todayisgood2 Sun 15-Nov-20 23:37:59

Thanks.
Just to clear it up, as soon as pupil gets positive test the group is sent home, we can't isolate whilst kids await results- I wouldn't have been in at all this term!

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dementedpixie Sun 15-Nov-20 23:40:12

I think you do need to extend it then if you had contact with the 2nd pupil in the 48 hours before symptoms started. What does your school say?

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Todayisgood2 Sun 15-Nov-20 23:43:17

They're waiting to check with public health tomorrow. I last saw this pupil on Thursday and positive result today after testing on Saturday so presume he had symptoms.... yes I think we'll probably have to isolate longer. I'll wait to see tomorrow.

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Pipandmum Mon 16-Nov-20 00:17:19

Surely your school will advise you on this.

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