Isolating timeline

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CoronaAdvice Tue 17-Nov-20 13:52:10

Does anyone have a link to an isolation timeline image please? I honestly don't know what I'm looking for.

Neighbours on our WhatsApp group have the current situation and I think they understand the advice incorrectly.

Husband has a new cough. Awaiting covid test results so is isolating.

Dc1 and Dc2 not at school as have to isolate due to dad.

Wife also not at work and isolating due to husband.

They asked if Husband tests negative can they go back to school & work straight away. Most of the neighbours said yes.

I was of the understanding that DCs and Wife have to stay home for the full 14 days regardless of the Husbands results and that if they develop symptoms within the isolation period the 14 days start again, but only for those with symptoms. I'm being shot down and told I'm wrong.

Who's right?


We're in England by the way if that makes a difference

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GreatSoprendo Tue 17-Nov-20 14:02:23

Your neighbours are correct. If the husband has a test that rules out COVID they can all leave isolation and return to school and work straight away.

MrsBlobby43 Tue 17-Nov-20 14:04:22

Your neighbours are right. If he has a negative test then he can't spread it to his wife and children and they are free to go back to work and school.

CoronaAdvice Tue 17-Nov-20 14:06:15

Thank you smile it's all so confusing with the different rules and regulations

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Denthelp Tue 17-Nov-20 14:11:04

Yes your neighbours are correct.

Glitterblue Tue 17-Nov-20 15:15:47

Glad to see the neighbours are correct, I was starting to worry there - that's always been our understanding, so when DH had a negative result, we all went back to our respective things as soon as he had the result. I've never even considered the other way as an option, so I was worried in case DD and I had gone out and about when we shouldn't have!

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