FFS Been pinged & were due to go on holiday tomorrow

(406 Posts)
TheWindOnTheMoon Thu 05-Aug-21 06:41:18

Well that's it then. We have to cancel our holidaysad. This year feels like I have been cursed. I've had two eye operations to stop me going blind, and now this.

DH & I have been doubly vaccinated but the DC are too young.

Aaaaaarrrrggghhh angry

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ILookAtTheFloor Thu 05-Aug-21 06:43:07

Is it the app?

If so just delete it and go.

TheNewBlack Thu 05-Aug-21 06:43:15

I’m sorry to hear this. Did your ping message tell you to isolate?

PhilCornwall1 Thu 05-Aug-21 06:43:34

Just deinstall the app, problem solved. It's not as if you have to pay attention to it anyway.

Athinginitself Thu 05-Aug-21 06:47:19

Do you mean by the app or have you been contacted by track and trace?

EffOrf Thu 05-Aug-21 06:47:40

Is this the app you don't have to take any notice of that so I would delete and ignore. Of course if it is the proper Test and Trace you must cancel your holiday

whatswithtodaytoday Thu 05-Aug-21 06:48:20

Do you know where it's from? Have you been anywhere risky, like an indoor event or crowded place?

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Username7521 Thu 05-Aug-21 06:52:00

I’d do a lateral flow and delete the app. Do lateral flows every 2 days if you’re worried.

TheWindOnTheMoon Thu 05-Aug-21 06:55:06

Cannot think where at all. I haven't been anywhere other than the supermarket to do shopping and a café.

It was the app not track & trace. DH thinks turn app off, turn phone off & just go on holiday. But I'm thinking what if I really have got it & spread it around. I'd never forgive myself. DH & DS are both asthmatic. It's a nightmare.

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rwalker Thu 05-Aug-21 06:55:56

lat flow and go enjoy .

MummyOf4Kids Thu 05-Aug-21 06:56:22

Do a lateral flow test and delete the app.
If you're pinged by the app you're not legally required to isolate.

HowdyDudey Thu 05-Aug-21 06:57:26

I say listen to your husband.
Perhaps pick up some lateral flow tests from a chemist and do those every few days. They’re not 100 but it might give you some peace of mind.

Twizbe Thu 05-Aug-21 06:58:25

Do a lateral flow and delete the app. Have a lovely holiday

clickychicky Thu 05-Aug-21 06:58:57

Why does anyone download the app if they are just going to ignore it when it does what it was downloaded for?

Suzi888 Thu 05-Aug-21 07:02:47

Get a lft and go.
The sensitivity if the app is being adjusted as it’s too sensitive and some of the apps aren’t legitimate anyway. So be careful if you cancel and expect a refund as you may not get one.
From 7th August you only have to isolate if you tested positive or aren’t jabbed, (in Wales) I think!

EffOrf Thu 05-Aug-21 07:03:37

clickychicky

Why does anyone download the app if they are just going to ignore it when it does what it was downloaded for?

I think some had the app to get into places, of course you don't have to do that now and they probably forgot to delete it. I downloaded the app at the start, saw it wasn't fit for purpose and deleted immediately.

TheWindOnTheMoon Thu 05-Aug-21 07:04:43

Feeling very shaky atm. Anxiety levels are high. I can see both sides of this. Do lateral flows, delete app & go on holiday. Or book test & self isolate. It's the "what if I've got covid or I'm a carrier" that I can't ignore.

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musicalfrog Thu 05-Aug-21 07:06:43

I couldn't cancel a holiday for this.

OP the vulnerable are vaccinated. Just go.

PhilCornwall1 Thu 05-Aug-21 07:07:02

clickychicky

Why does anyone download the app if they are just going to ignore it when it does what it was downloaded for?


Does it?

When I looked at the source code for the IOS version of the app, there were areas of code that had the comments "this should work" or "not sure why this doesn't work". They were quickly removed, but a code comparison showed no changes to the code itself. Why would you trust that.

EffOrf Thu 05-Aug-21 07:07:17

Are you going in a car to a UK holiday, if so nothing to worry about as you can easily come home if you have to.

Medievalist Thu 05-Aug-21 07:07:39

Please don't cancel. I know so many people who've been pinged and never tested positive - including myself. And so many people who've now deleted the app.

Sounds like you really need and deserve a holiday.

AllThatFancyPaintsAsFair Thu 05-Aug-21 07:09:35

I think some had the app to get into places, of course you don't have to do that now and they probably forgot to delete it. I downloaded the app at the start, saw it wasn't fit for purpose and deleted immediately

I really don't understand how after all this time the message hasn't got through that checking into places and having the Bluetooth singing aspect of the app are two totally separate things

How was it not fit for purpose for checking in? I've heard lots of complaints about the Bluetooth detection but none about the check in part. I know we don't have to do it now but I thought that worked pretty wel

You don't have to isolate OP, it's up to you and probably depends on the type of holiday you have planned

clickychicky Thu 05-Aug-21 07:09:42

@PhilCornwall1 interesting to know thanks!

Dontjudgeme101 Thu 05-Aug-21 07:11:42

What about doing the lateral flow test and take it from there? Have you got any at home? If not go to chemist, Boots etc and get a test. 30 mins later get result and take it from there. If you cancel will you get your money back? If your positive you will all have to isolate.

clickychicky Thu 05-Aug-21 07:11:47

@EffOrf ahh that makes sense thanks. I forget the checking in bit as I've only been out somewhere with a code a handful of times.

OP, it's completely up to you and what you feel comfortable with. I'm sorry if this means your holiday has been ruined.

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