Just how have I picked it up

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ConcernedAuntie Wed 24-Nov-21 14:48:17

Going to visit elderly relatives on Friday, so in anticipation the only places I have been in the last ten days are to pick up a click and collect shop in a car park and to a Yoga class a week ago where there were six people in a massive village hall, all well spaced and the door open. Everyone wearing a mask until we actually started.

Did a precautionery lateral flow this morning - positive result!! Allbeit very faint. Just how? Have been for a PCR so waiting to see what that brings.

Fully jabbed and boosted two weeks - so just how?

How my relatives who have worked in retail all through this have avoided it, I just don't know.

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DismantledKing Wed 24-Nov-21 14:52:00

Don’t make any assumptions until the test results are back.

Joystir59 Wed 24-Nov-21 14:52:10

There is alot of it about at the moment so someone at yoga must have had it. Breath travels freely, so I'd say that yoga class most likely place.

Quarantino Wed 24-Nov-21 14:52:39

The yoga class, I'd imagine. Distancing inside has diminishing returns the longer you're inside. Do you know if any of the other attendees have tested positive?
Really sorry, sounds like you were particularly unlucky. flowers
Galling to do the bare minimum and still get it, but at least you can narrow down the likely place of infection. sad

Wouldn't know what to make of it if your pcr is negative... keep testing perhaps?

JustButtingIn Wed 24-Nov-21 14:53:05

The yoga class had mitigations not a cast iron guarantee!

Lilah2435 Wed 24-Nov-21 14:54:11

May be a false lft. Dc had a faint positive and pcr was negative.

RB68 Wed 24-Nov-21 14:56:42

yoga is likely Mums with kids in school and there is your answer


Nidan2Sandan Wed 24-Nov-21 14:58:17

Yoga seems the obvious choice.

TulipsGarden Wed 24-Nov-21 15:18:19

Most likely yoga, I agree - it will build up indoors unless there's a decent breeze blowing through the doors.

How lucky you tested before going to see them!

ConcernedAuntie Wed 24-Nov-21 15:20:57


yoga is likely Mums with kids in school and there is your answer

Other 4 attendees all retired and jabbed and boosted (we had the conversation a couple of weeks ago over post class coffee). I have phoned the instructor as a precaution. She has been testing every morning before classes. Negative this morning (also jabbed and boosted)

We all had way more than 3 metres between us and I didn't stop for coffee this week.

I'm mystified.

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JustButtingIn Wed 24-Nov-21 15:22:27

Jabbed people are passing it on though.🤷

JustButtingIn Wed 24-Nov-21 15:22:48

I'm not mystified at all.

JustButtingIn Wed 24-Nov-21 15:23:20

Except that you are mystified 🌐!

PuertoPollensa Wed 24-Nov-21 15:24:47

From the vaccine/booster?

Phyllis321 Wed 24-Nov-21 15:34:03

I had three faint positives LFTs but two negative PCRs.

dustandfluf Wed 24-Nov-21 15:37:37

Being jabbed and boosted doesn't mean you can't pass on or catch it. This is very well known and publicised.
You got it at yoga. Mystery solved.

Powerpotpie Wed 24-Nov-21 15:39:56

Yoga class - I certainly wouldn’t go to a yoga class at the moment and consider it a low risk.

Blossomandbee Wed 24-Nov-21 15:43:07

Wait for you pcr results, I've had several faint positive lateral flow tests that have turned out to be wrong

AtLeastPretendToCare Wed 24-Nov-21 15:43:16

Do you live alone?

SmallestInTheClass Wed 24-Nov-21 15:52:16

Yoga class must be it. You can catch it off someone jabbed for sure, they were likely just asymptomatic. And being 3 metres apart reduces the risk but doesn't remove it, especially if you were there for more than 10-15 minutes. LFTs are far from 100% reliable, so the yoga teacher could have it and just got a false negative test. I feel for you though as it does sound like you've been unlucky.

FestiveMayo Wed 24-Nov-21 15:55:45


FestiveMayo Wed 24-Nov-21 15:56:50

Or the click and collect staff had it and coughed in your car?

MissLC Wed 24-Nov-21 16:05:12

The other thing to think about is some food/drink/toothpaste/mouth wash can give a false positive on a lft, don't know if you waited over half an hour i think it is since eating or drinking before you did the test

ConcernedAuntie Wed 24-Nov-21 16:16:10


Do you live alone?

No with DH - his lateral flow was negative.

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ConcernedAuntie Wed 24-Nov-21 16:18:22

I suppose it must have been Yoga although everyone there lives in the village and I'm sure if someone had tested a confirmed PCR positive they would have let the rest of the class know.

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