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Zoe Survey Invited me to do a Test
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Icequeen01 · 01/11/2020 10:34

I have the Zoe app whereby each day you log how you are feeling. Last Friday I had a headache for most of the day off and on. I logged this on the Zoe app who then sent a text inviting me to have a test, which I did last night as I'm happy to help research in any way I can.

I have felt fine since then but now question myself about going into work tomorrow. Before anyone thinks I'm trying to get a day off I'm not! I work in an SEN school which stayed open throughout the first lockdown with all our children in. I'm happy to work through lockdowns. I'm not a teacher but I am the only support member of staff we have. My role is that of an office manager.

According to the government website I don't need to isolate as I don't have a fever, cough, loss of taste/smell. But, I just can't help worrying that there is a small chance I have it and I go into school.

I can work from home but not properly - our IT is crap. Would you stay home until the result?

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Porcupineinwaiting · 01/11/2020 10:41

No personally I wouldnt because you dont have one of the 3 main symptoms (so wouldnt have tested unless the app invited you to) and you dont feel I'll.

I've been invited to test 4 times by the app (long covid symptoms) and all negative. Think of it as being part of a research project rather than being about diagnosing an illness.

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Neolara · 01/11/2020 10:42

No I wouldn't stay at home. I have headaches all the time and have done for years. Every single time I log a headache on Zoe I get asked to do a test. For me, headaches are normal. In the absence of other symptoms, I feel no need to self isolate. And I say this as someone who has followed the rules pretty much to the letter.

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ManxomeFoe · 01/11/2020 10:45

I had a covid test from Zoe this week as I had a persistent sore throat and fatigue.
As I didn't have a cough, temperature or loss of taste and smell I just went about my business as usual, but I did decline a non-essential visit to see my SIL as she is in the third trimester of a high risk pregnancy, and even if I didn't have Covid I probably had another milder virus I didn't want to give her.
If you're feeling fine now then you wouldn't be doing anything wrong at all by going into work.

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NiceGerbil · 01/11/2020 11:11

Going to work is fine under these circs for reasons others have said

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Icequeen01 · 01/11/2020 12:40

Thanks so much for the responses. I feel reassured now. It will be business as usual for me tomorrow 😀

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GwendolineMarysLaces · 01/11/2020 17:03

I was asked to do this the other week when I had a cold. I presume the study is trying to work out whether people with atypical symptoms are likely to have Covid. I didn't self-isolate as had none of 'key' symptoms and also didn't get a test in the end as there were none available in my area.

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YonderTweek · 01/11/2020 17:18

It asks me to do a test occasionally as I get funny symptoms with my fibromyalgia, but I've never had the cough or the temp so I've not bothered yet. I don't want to take a test away from someone who actually needs it. I was asked to do one recently and I thought I would give it a go as I had a bit if a tight chest, but then the website wanted to do a million identity checks and wanted to share my data with TransUnion and I became suspicious so I didn't go ahead with it. If I had a real reason to believe I might have Covid I would test asap, but not every time Zoe tells me to.

(Luckily I'm quite isolated anyway, so a test wouldn't really make much of a difference in terms of passing the virus on.)

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Icequeen01 · 02/11/2020 07:14

Test came back negative this morning (as I expected!) but at least I know for sure now as it would have been nagging at the back of my head!

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