Waiting for test result- should I send ds to school?

(57 Posts)
Joynot Tue 17-Nov-20 06:48:10

Ds had a cough on Sunday, in a panic, I booked a test yesterday 9am.
He coughed about twice yesterday, there’s nothing wrong with him
Would you send him in ?

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Barbie222 Tue 17-Nov-20 06:50:08

No.

Pipandmum Tue 17-Nov-20 06:50:35

No.

Swishswish26 Tue 17-Nov-20 06:50:43

I think it’s against the law to send him in now that you’ve booked a test. I think he will have to take the test and wait for results before going into school.

toobusytothink Tue 17-Nov-20 06:50:49

Ffs no no no

McRibpain Tue 17-Nov-20 06:51:04

No. You shouldn't have to wait long.

beelola Tue 17-Nov-20 06:51:09

No.

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KittyMcKitty Tue 17-Nov-20 06:51:12

No of course not wait for the result.

Swishswish26 Tue 17-Nov-20 06:51:44

Sorry just realised he’s had the test, you definitely have to wait for results before sending him back in.

EthelPullsItOff Tue 17-Nov-20 06:51:53

No, my school is sending children home who are coughing. I think it's all very difficult. Parents don't know what to do for the best after years of 'just send them in we will give them calpol'.

OverTheRainbow88 Tue 17-Nov-20 06:52:07

Yes send him in and allow him to possibly infect all his class mates, their families and the school staff.

Once that happens you could also explain that you were awaiting test results... just to make even more friends.

AnyFucker Tue 17-Nov-20 06:52:10

For christ's sake

Iminaglasscaseofemotion Tue 17-Nov-20 06:53:50

You can not be serious?!

krj2608 Tue 17-Nov-20 06:55:22

That's the problem- it doesn't always have symptoms. How do you know it's not COVID? My cousin tested positive last week due to work testing and came back positive with no symptoms at all.

FallenSky Tue 17-Nov-20 06:55:43

Of course you don't send him in. Bloody hell.

gungholierthanthou Tue 17-Nov-20 06:57:35

I'm assuming this is a troll post?

myhobbyisouting Tue 17-Nov-20 06:57:57

🤦🏽‍♀️

LondonlovesLola Tue 17-Nov-20 06:59:41

NO

LondonlovesLola Tue 17-Nov-20 07:00:03

FFS

Mammyloveswine Tue 17-Nov-20 07:00:48

Ffs! I'm a teacher and just biding my time until I catch it... absolute nightmare!

Hardbackwriter Tue 17-Nov-20 07:02:26

krj2608

That's the problem- it doesn't always have symptoms. How do you know it's not COVID? My cousin tested positive last week due to work testing and came back positive with no symptoms at all.

I completely agree that OP can't send her child to school but this argument that he could have asymptomatic Covid makes no sense - by that logic we should all self-isolate permanently because we could always have it with no outward sign at all. The point is that he did have a symptom, he's had a test and now they have to wait for the result of that test.

satnighttakeaway Tue 17-Nov-20 07:03:29

krj2608

That's the problem- it doesn't always have symptoms. How do you know it's not COVID? My cousin tested positive last week due to work testing and came back positive with no symptoms at all.

That's not the point, once you've had a test you wait for the result before going back to school.

Joynot Tue 17-Nov-20 07:08:04

Thank you

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Glitterblue Tue 17-Nov-20 09:10:10

And this is why it's spreading 🤦🏼‍♀️

McRibpain Tue 17-Nov-20 09:12:34

You also need to inform the school that your child is being tested.

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