Awaiting going for test

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timeforanewstart Mon 16-Nov-20 00:08:26

Woke up today and coughed then nothing until later tonight coughed a few more times but not a lot but I am trying to interpret the nhs wouldnt say continuous but have coughed more than 3 times in 24 hrs is that considered an episode ?
No temp or other symptoms and generally feel ok
Couple sneezes and my chest feels a little heavy but suffering acid reflux so think its more likely that.
Assuming due to coughing 3 times in less than 24 hrs even though just one cough at a time maybe 6/7 times.
Not due in work tomorrow but test should I tell them i am going to go for test , have stayed 2 m away but obviously we touch the same items / doors etc although I regularly sanitise etc

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Mindymomo Mon 16-Nov-20 08:45:29

If you’ve booked a test for a cough, then I would advise your work as they can then send everyone home who was in close contact/bubble with you. They will have to isolate until you get your result, as will you.

Cornettoninja Mon 16-Nov-20 08:54:42

I don’t think contacts have to isolate until there is a definite positive result.

I would let your work know, if nothing else it gives them a heads up and if your results take longer than expected they may record it as a separate kind of absence to regular sick leave.

timeforanewstart Mon 16-Nov-20 10:02:47

Have let work know just in case
Although since booked cough barely there only lasted few hrs yesterday.

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timeforanewstart Mon 16-Nov-20 10:05:33

Also no one was in close contact with me at work as defined by contacts , but we share same office space so still worth them knowing.
Off to have test now kids kept home from college and school and dh off work as well , all isolating until result , just hoping it doesn't take too long to come through as can't afford no pay , i am only doing some temping so only get paid when i go in

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DumplingsAndStew Mon 16-Nov-20 10:17:14

Mindymomo

If you’ve booked a test for a cough, then I would advise your work as they can then send everyone home who was in close contact/bubble with you. They will have to isolate until you get your result, as will you.

As @Cornettoninja says, contacts don't have to isolate yet, only household members (including any 'bubble') Contacts only need to isolate if they are contact by T&T after a positive test.

Cornettoninja Mon 16-Nov-20 10:57:43

I don’t know where you are @timeforanewstart but dd was tested yesterday lunchtime and had the result by text at about 8am. That’s Essex if that helps you have an idea of turn around times.

I think most areas have improved massively since September.

Fingers crossed you get a speedy negative.

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timeforanewstart Mon 16-Nov-20 11:41:10

Sw just had test was very busy
Forgot to take water , all had to self test
Could of done with drinking water before hand just clear mouth out and for after , worried still have traces of breakfast bar i ate just before leaving as felt a bit nauseous! Don't want an invalid test although test wasnt too bad

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