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DD with sore throat - should she go to work?

36 replies

DatingDickheads · 22/03/2020 09:34

It's all unknown isn it, so please be kind.

DD is due to start a shift at a large shop (not food) but a very, very busy place. She has woken up with a slight sore throat. Now i don't believe its coronavirus - no temp, cough - but i am questioning whether she should go as it could be contagious and we would hate for her to pass it on in these circumstances. She doesn't want to let work down.

No guidance online...

OP posts:

Cat0115 · 22/03/2020 10:35

I've had a sore throat for 2 weeks. Teacher... So common. I've put it down to hay fever.


Lifesavesocialdistance · 22/03/2020 11:31

So so so many people have said a sore throat was a symptom!


BuzzingtheBee · 22/03/2020 11:34

Yes I think


Lipz · 22/03/2020 11:42

I know 2 people with it. They both said they got a sore throat first for 4 days, then the cough came, then the chest pains and then the temperature. It took 7 days before they had all symptoms. So they were contagious before all symptoms. Doctors have said it lives in the throat first before moving down creating a cough and chest pains. If your dd is unwell she should stay home. It doesn't matter what she would have done before this pandemic it is all different now. If any of the symptoms are new then she stays home, this is the worldwide advice.


Bringringbring12 · 22/03/2020 11:43

* So so so many people have said a sore throat was a symptom*

And these “so so so many people” have a positive corona test results or a medical diagnosis?


whatdayisitandotherquestions · 22/03/2020 11:44

"Stay at home if you have a fever or a cough" is simply saying to stay at home if you have these symptoms.

Nowhere on that page does it say you shouldn't say at home if you have a sore throat.

Sore throats can be a first sign. We are going to bury thousands over the next few weeks because of this virus. Every link in the chain of infection that's broken saves lives, potentially.

Yes I'd stay home for a sore throat,


FlipperSocks · 22/03/2020 15:45

Stay home if she's sick. She could very well be spreading corona. Look after yourselves.


mumsiedarlingrevolta · 22/03/2020 15:54

@Cat0115 Oh me too! I think one of the side worries of all this is that I am over thinking every single feeling and sneeze and things that I absolutely know are hay fever are niggling at me because of Covid19 and making me doubt myself. ugh. It is hard to maintain perspective sometimes!!


GA2012 · 22/03/2020 16:00

For the last 2 weeks I’ve had a sore throat. For a few days I was worried it could be the start and I stayed away from people. As the days went on I realised it wasn’t covid. It was just a bad throat, I had no cough, no fever and feel absolutely fine so I’ve been going my daily business. I’m fine now! reckon it was just the dry air from a long winter of having central heating on.


mamma5367 · 22/03/2020 16:12

A sore throat/cold derailed a big work trip/holiday I had scheduled at the start of March. I went off sick and then worked from home with my manager's permission. I felt a bit rough, but it was mainly the worry that I might have it, and the worry of passing it on to others and giving them that uncertainty, that made it the best decision. I had a bad cough as well for three weeks, and I really didn't want to be suppressing/coughing all over everyone around me. I'm pretty sure I haven't had covid-19 - the symptoms don't match up - but it's not worth passing any kind of illness on at this time.

Staying home and resting is best for everyone.


sadforthekoalas · 22/03/2020 16:27

I would just take a normal sick day and see if it improves or gets worse - it's not
Stay at home for 2 weeks if you have covid symptoms but if something else you have to go to work
You would stay off if you were vomiting wouldn't you?

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