'Couples pinged on the eve of their wedding must isolate'

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TheVampiresWife Thu 22-Jul-21 12:46:49

Would you?

I'd be deleting the app if I were due to get married (if I had it which I don't, after being through-the-wall-pinged last winter).

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Soubriquet Thu 22-Jul-21 12:47:20

I’ve never even downloaded the app tbh so no I would isolate

Wanttocry Thu 22-Jul-21 12:51:02

What an odd article, of course there isn’t an exception for people getting married, why would there be?
I don’t have the app, so have no issue with people getting rid of it, but of course there isn’t going to be a specific exception.

catfunk Thu 22-Jul-21 12:52:25

My understanding is the app isn't legally binding but if you get contacted directly by t&t to isolate that is legally enforceable.
So I'd probably delete the app and avoid being in a situation where I could be a contact 10 days prior

cheezy Thu 22-Jul-21 12:56:13

The app is notoriously inaccurate - one in three people pinged develop Covid, states the article.

You'd surely do a test first before cancelling your wedding??

StealthPolarBear Thu 22-Jul-21 12:57:46

Not everyone who is exposed gets it, that isn't proof the app is inaccurate.

TheVampiresWife Thu 22-Jul-21 12:57:56

Wanttocry

What an odd article, of course there isn’t an exception for people getting married, why would there be?
I don’t have the app, so have no issue with people getting rid of it, but of course there isn’t going to be a specific exception.

I agree, but also I can't believe that people would even consider cancelling their wedding the day before on the say-so of an app which has proved to be unfit for purpose.

If they're concerned a neg LFT but other than that, nope.

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TheVampiresWife Thu 22-Jul-21 12:58:56

catfunk

My understanding is the app isn't legally binding but if you get contacted directly by t&t to isolate that is legally enforceable.
So I'd probably delete the app and avoid being in a situation where I could be a contact 10 days prior

Me too. Contact from T&T is a different (if heartbreaking) kettle of fish, obviously.

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trollopolis Thu 22-Jul-21 12:59:33

As Larry the Cat tweeted - don't blame the app, it's doing its job. Unlike the government.

This is what allowing high transmission means

TheOrigRights Thu 22-Jul-21 13:17:50

1 in 10 people who had the App have deleted it.
1 in 5 are thinking about it.

Just heard on the news.

CosmicComfort Thu 22-Jul-21 13:20:25

If I was getting married I would have turned off contact tracing or deleted the app to ensure this wouldn’t happen!

I’m NHS so never have it on at work but have turned it off for the past couple of weeks and will keep it off. I do LFT’s frequently, don’t see many people apart from at work with PPE and I am going away in a week so don’t want to get pinged for no reason.

Obviously if or someone else in the house developed symptoms I would isolate.

WaterBottle123 Thu 22-Jul-21 13:22:40

Literally can't believe believe still have the app. It has been proved unfit for purpose.

TheVampiresWife Thu 22-Jul-21 13:24:26

trollopolis

As Larry the Cat tweeted - don't blame the app, it's doing its job. Unlike the government.

This is what allowing high transmission means

Except it's not. People being pinged through walls/when they're already isolating shows that.

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5zeds Thu 22-Jul-21 13:25:01

Mmmm yes of course all couples want to invite all their most loved relatives and friends if they’ve been exposed to Covid. What could go wrong???
Most people don’t struggle to protect their loved ones.

Mansplainee Thu 22-Jul-21 13:30:44

I would 100% be deleting the app if I was due to get married soon. I’d probably also be staying in the house as much as possible to avoid catching it/ any possible contact isolation

HesterShaw1 Thu 22-Jul-21 13:32:50

I can't understand why people would voluntarily have the app, let alone if they're about to have a wedding.

HesterShaw1 Thu 22-Jul-21 13:33:45

An app you don't have to have, whose ping you don't have to take any notice of...?

lemmein Thu 22-Jul-21 13:37:02

I wouldn't cancel a costly wedding even if t&t contacted me - I'd test then get on with my life! 🤷🏻‍♀️

ButteringMyArse Thu 22-Jul-21 13:37:34

trollopolis

As Larry the Cat tweeted - don't blame the app, it's doing its job. Unlike the government.

This is what allowing high transmission means

This isn't really true though, when we consider that people have been pinged because of being in the flat next door to someone who has tested positive.

5zeds Thu 22-Jul-21 13:38:32

*I can't understand why people would voluntarily have the app, let alone if they're about to have a wedding.*confused seriously? You can’t think of ANY reason why someone would want to reduce the transmission of Covid?

trollopolis Thu 22-Jul-21 13:38:45

This isn't really true though, when we consider that people have been pinged because of being in the flat next door to someone who has tested positive

Do you really think that's the major cause of so many people being pinged?

MayorGoodwaysChicken Thu 22-Jul-21 13:40:52

I’m also astounded that far more people haven’t deleted the app. Reading the numbers of people getting pinged, that’s all I can think about! Maybe people are hoping for time off work but then do they get paid if isolating? Who are all these people who diligently use this app and respond to the pings by shutting their lives down for ten days? Some people yes but I’m astounded that millions of people are doing this. If it was proven in any way to help then of course but it’s causing chaos and cases are still rising fast. I had it very briefly And quickly got rid of it, and overall I’m a very diligent and responsible Covid rule follower. I do wfh which I think affects my risk assessment but still. I’m stunned.

ButteringMyArse Thu 22-Jul-21 13:42:34

trollopolis

*This isn't really true though, when we consider that people have been pinged because of being in the flat next door to someone who has tested positive*

Do you really think that's the major cause of so many people being pinged?

What an odd inference to draw. You wrote that the app is doing it's job. This is manifestly not the case, unless you think the intention of the app was to ping people in situations like that. It's a fact that the app itself is a problem, and has been for sometime.

5zeds Thu 22-Jul-21 13:44:11

If it was proven in any way to help then of course but it’s causing chaos and cases are still rising fast. how can you think that isolating if you are in close contact with a Covid case DOESN’T stop the spread? You can look at any bloody graph and see the impact of reduced contact. It’s a virus that spreads through contact.

HesterShaw1 Thu 22-Jul-21 13:44:12

5zeds

*I can't understand why people would voluntarily have the app, let alone if they're about to have a wedding.*confused seriously? You can’t think of ANY reason why someone would want to reduce the transmission of Covid?

That's not what I said. It's rather more nuanced than "people who don't have the app don't care about covid" hmm

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