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2 year old just started nursery and has a cold and cough

9 replies

Mydarlingsleepthief · 06/09/2020 07:54

Would you get tested? I just tried to book a sit for testing and nearest place is 90 miles away, which I’m not prepared to drive to!

Would you just leave it?

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SwanShaped · 06/09/2020 08:28

I wouldn’t drive 90 miles to get tested. Do nursery require a test for him to go back?

Findahouse21 · 06/09/2020 08:28

Can you get a postal test?

ChangeThePassword · 06/09/2020 08:32

You could try booking a test after 8pm, that's when new slots get released

pinkbalconyrailing · 06/09/2020 08:34

ideally you need a test.
the alternative is staying at home until all symptoms are gone.
but 90 miles is ridiculous.

mocktail · 06/09/2020 08:35

I would request a postal test but the whole household needs to isolate until you've had a negative result.

pointlesscelebs · 06/09/2020 08:37

This is going to be a nightmare for all nursery and pre school children this year. I've got 2 in the same setting, and I imagine if one gets a cold etc then I will have to have both off. My setting has already stayed that proof of covid test results will need to be provided before being allowed back. Trying to get a covid test on a 2 and 3 year old is NOT going to be fun.

MindyStClaire · 06/09/2020 08:38

It's either get a test or isolate for a fortnight (well, ten days for the toddler). I'd get a test!

ThatBitch · 06/09/2020 08:40

Apparently there was a glitch that was offering distant test centres first but if you logged out and logged in again people were being offered closer? With a cough I would test or isolate for 14 days. Ds has a cold after school but it's just a runny nose so school have said to keep sending him.

daisybrown37 · 06/09/2020 08:48

Try again now. I looked before 8am and would need to go from London to Brighton. After 8am there were slots more local to me.

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