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Any other teachers been told to come in despite isolating?

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Reclinehard · 22/10/2020 21:20

DD was sent home from nursery with a temp, told to isolate for 10 days. DP is a secondary teacher and has been told he has to go in. He only has one lesson and will be sitting with other teachers in the staff room for the other two periods. The classrooms are taken up with key workers' children hence teachers having to sit together in the staff room. Yes it's unlikely he has covid but surely this is bad advice coming from a school? Is this common?

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dementedpixie · 22/10/2020 21:37

Has your dd not been tested? If it comes back negative he'd be free to go in

Twistered · 22/10/2020 21:46

Your dp shouldn't be isolating

Reclinehard · 22/10/2020 21:47

Tested this afternoon so we should be isolating until we get the result which realistically won't be tomorrow morning

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Twistered · 22/10/2020 21:52

I don't understAnd why you all got tested?
I thought the testing criteria was either having symptoms or close contact of a confirmed positive case?

dementedpixie · 22/10/2020 21:52

Her DP should be isolating if their dd has symptoms and is waiting on a test result

dementedpixie · 22/10/2020 21:53

She didn't say they all got tested. Her dd had symptoms and she got tested. They all isolate until they get the result

Mammyloveswine · 22/10/2020 21:54

Yes you should be isolating, has your dp made it clear that she had symptoms?

Rockbird · 22/10/2020 21:54

Yes you all should be isolating until your dd gets her result back. His school absolutely should not be trying to get him in. That defeats the whole purpose of families isolating.

Comefromaway · 22/10/2020 21:54

If your Ds has symptoms and is awaiting a test result then absolutely your dp should be isolating until the result comes back.

Comefromaway · 22/10/2020 21:55

Sorry Dd, not ds

Twistered · 22/10/2020 21:58

I'm actually continually confused about these rules !

Reclinehard · 22/10/2020 21:59

We're following guidance on Seems DfE are not.

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dementedpixie · 22/10/2020 21:59

What's so confusing? The dd has symptoms so she gets tested and the rest of the family isolates until they get the result. If its negative, he can go back to work. If its positive they all stay in isolation

LividLaughLovely · 22/10/2020 22:02

Are you in the U.K.? Schools surely aren’t doing key worker classes any more? All open to all children?
Also, even though it’s shit and senseless I don’t think he needs to isolate according to the “rules” at this point.

dementedpixie · 22/10/2020 22:04

Yes he does need to isolate if his dd is waiting for a test result after having a high temperature

dementedpixie · 22/10/2020 22:06

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  • Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  • Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.
bringbackCabanas · 22/10/2020 22:06

Yes he should be at home isolating. What's with the key worker kids? Everyone is back at school now.

LolaSmiles · 22/10/2020 22:07

If one member of the household has symptoms then the household isolates until a negative result.

The DfE are following the same rules as normal so if DP'd school are telling him to go in then they're ignoring the rules.

starrynight19 · 22/10/2020 22:08

Yes he should be isolating. I don’t understand why people are confused. If someone in your household shows one of the key symptoms they get a test and the whole household isolates.

Sewrainbow · 22/10/2020 22:08

You should all be self isolating until a negative result as per guidelines, school should not be allowing him in.

It's annoying but has to be done, themz de rulz!

Dh (teacher) and me (NHS) have had to have 2 days off as ds had symptoms and needed a test which turned out negative, thankfully.

MrsHuntGeneNotJeremyObviously · 22/10/2020 22:09

Can you get a fine for not isolating while waiting for test results? If do, school should not be asking you to risk it. Not that you should be risking it anyway.

tootiredtothinkofanewname · 22/10/2020 22:10

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GetOnMyNerves · 22/10/2020 22:13

Key workers I would assume if the school is on half term?

Redlocks28 · 22/10/2020 22:13

The classrooms are taken up with key workers' children

Where are you?

Reclinehard · 22/10/2020 22:15

Key workers' kids are in because 3 year groups are at home isolating.

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