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Do I visit elderly vulnerable parent?

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TheOldMonkey · 07/07/2022 17:42

Elderly cev parent is in hospital.

I tested positive on Saturday 3rd July and have been WFH all week. I feel well but have done an lft today and there is a faint positive line.

Siblings are pressing for me to take turns with visiting the elderly parent. Will it be safe for me to go tomorrow, if I am still faintly positive, or should I wait until I am totally negative?

Thanks in advance!

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Alwayspaintyournails · 07/07/2022 17:42

I would wait.

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HSKAT · 07/07/2022 17:44

I would also wait

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ChangedMyNamrButStillMe · 07/07/2022 17:45

Of course you wait until you’re negative

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sunshinesupermum · 07/07/2022 17:51

Wait .

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Musicalmistress · 07/07/2022 17:55

I'd wait until I was negative. If they are elderly/vulnerable/more at risk I wouldn't take the chance.

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bigbluebus · 07/07/2022 18:02

I thought the guidance was to stay away from CEV people for 10 days after you test positive - so no I wouldn't go and visit them in hospital.

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Mindymomo · 07/07/2022 18:24

I would wait at least 10 days. Can family member facetime you.

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LIZS · 07/07/2022 18:32

Advice is 10 days before meeting more vulnerable people. So I would give it until end of next week.

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TheOldMonkey · 07/07/2022 18:33

Thank you all very much, that was my gut feeling, but just needed a bit of reassurance before I face the siblings.

Elderly parent has severe dementia, no speech, doesn’t know who anyone is, but, nevertheless needs to be visited in hospital and siblings have done all of the heavy lifting and are asking for some help, which I am sorry about but it cannot be helped.

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Toddlerteaplease · 07/07/2022 18:41

The hospital will not be impressed with you visiting if you are positive!

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Jules912 · 07/07/2022 22:19

I didn't visit a relative in hospital on day15 as I was still testing positive. Probably over cautious but that's the last place you want to be spreading it!

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RedCardigan · 08/07/2022 23:21

Not going in until day 10 as a minimum. Tell the relatives you can’t live with their death on your conscious and you are surprised they could.

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ApplesandBunions · 10/07/2022 10:15

I doubt the hospital would allow visitors who are testing positive.

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