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A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Bullsgold17/10 21:26Sat Oct 17 21:26:54 2020

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Good evening pop pickers.

I guess a number of people on here have experience of this so I thought I'd ask rather than sit here on my own, bemused. My Kidderz nursery rang earlier to say that some poor young soul has tested positive and as my child has been in contact with the unfortunate devil they cannot go in next week.

As far as I understand it, this means that our child has to remain at home for 14 days (from initial contact with the zombie-child) but everyone else is free to go about their business (drinking in spoons, high-fiving tramps, chatting to old ladies on public transport with a chin mask etc). Is that correct?

It would appear that if I had been contacted by the Test and Trace people then I would also have to isolate, but because I've been contacted by the nursery I don't have to. Is that right?
It all seems a bit odd/inconsistent to me. I don't wanna break no rules and kill people. Know what I mean?

Anyway, I'm sure many of you northern folk eat this kind of shit for breakfast, so please excuse my stupidity.

Edit: I might as add that I think the thought process behind this isolating business is fundamentally flawed. A person could have no illness but test positive, then a person who has been near them has to self-isolate. However, a person who has been near the person who has been near to the person who tested postive does not have to self-isolate because they have not been near a person who has tested positive. But the person who was near to the person who tested positive may not show signs of the illness either and do not have to have a test... so how is the person who is near to the person who has been near to a person who had a positive test supposed to go about their usual business safe in the knowledge that they are not in the early stages of having it?

It's no real surprise that everyone has it, is it?

Edited by Bullsgold at 21:55:28 on 17th October 2020

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Lord M Ox (Marked Ox)18/10 09:20Sun Oct 18 09:20:26 2020In response to A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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Ask David Artell and Crewe as they are clearly the experts in this.

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Another question

By Mr Staffordshire18/10 08:18Sun Oct 18 08:18:12 2020In response to A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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Let’s say TAMWORTH moves to highest tier (very high)

Only pubs with substantial meals can still open so if I fancy a swift pint, that means I have to buy the meal in order I get my drink?

Well that’s what I think anyway!

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Re: Another question

By Dave (Barra) (David (Barrovia))18/10 10:07Sun Oct 18 10:07:26 2020In response to Another question Top of thread

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The devil is in the detail Staffs, you actually have to eat a 3 course meal (to value of no less than £30) before you are allowed your pint. Singular.

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Re: Another question

By Mr Staffordshire18/10 10:17Sun Oct 18 10:17:31 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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A pack of pork scratchings, a bag of crisps and a bag of nuts would be enough?

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Re: Another question

By DesCartes18/10 10:19Sun Oct 18 10:19:25 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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If this pattern was repeated across the country, the NHS will become overwhelmed with patients with serious nutritional problems.

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Re: Another question

By Mr Staffordshire18/10 10:28Sun Oct 18 10:28:49 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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But but.. they are full of vitamins especially nuts.

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Re: Another question

By DesCartes18/10 10:31Sun Oct 18 10:31:01 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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Would you say then, Staffy, that you prefer a mouthful of nuts to a nibble on a sausage?

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Re: Another question

By Mr Staffordshire18/10 10:33Sun Oct 18 10:33:58 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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Ohhh.. now that’s real dilemma.

Damn you, Descartes.

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Re: Another question

By Chet Manley (Paulio)18/10 10:35Sun Oct 18 10:35:23 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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Nothing wrong with shoving a big sausage in your mouth and seeing if you can squeeze in a couple nuts too.

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Re: Another question

By Mr Staffordshire18/10 10:37Sun Oct 18 10:37:53 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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Can I come around to your house to check if I can be able to that?

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Re: Another question

By Chet Manley (Paulio)18/10 11:08Sun Oct 18 11:08:43 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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Sure. Bit busy today though.

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Re: Another question

By Meerkat18/10 10:10Sun Oct 18 10:10:25 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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You just made that up

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Re: Another question

By Duncan Biscuit18/10 09:32Sun Oct 18 09:32:04 2020In response to Another question Top of thread

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No. You go to the supermarket instead

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Re: Another question

By Mr Staffordshire18/10 10:18Sun Oct 18 10:18:37 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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But it’s not the same being in comfy and warm traditional pub.

Sitting in front of roaring fire with a lovely drop of real ale do really appeals me.

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Re: Another question

By Duncan Biscuit18/10 10:29Sun Oct 18 10:29:41 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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You can also get a box of matches at the supermarket.

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Re: Another question

By Mr Staffordshire18/10 10:34Sun Oct 18 10:34:19 2020In response to Re: Another question Top of thread

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Haha!

True that!

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By boroinyc (Spencer)18/10 02:49Sun Oct 18 02:49:04 2020In response to A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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Okay...

Your child has to isolate for 14 days as a contact of someone with covid.

No one else in your family has to.

To break it down..
So child has been in contact with a child with covid on the 18th (as an example)

Child has to isolate and their isolation ends on the 31'st(14 days) and can continue as normal on the 1st

Family members can continue as normal do not have to isolate

Child gets a test and is a positive test, Child has to isolate for 10 days from the 18th.

Family members now need as they are contact(child) have to isolate for 14 days from the 18th.

If Family members take a test and are now positive they have to isolate for 10 days from the 18th.

I don't make the rules, just a person who has to call people to explain the above.

Edited by Spencer at 02:58:22 on 18th October 2020

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Bullsgold18/10 08:13Sun Oct 18 08:13:29 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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Haha, I was actually going to try to ask about that but I couldn't figure out a way of putting it into words.

So, say a person was 'exposed' to Covid but it took 6 days to find out, they then order and take a test with the results being three days after ordering the test. That comes back positive so the other people they live with begin to isolate and order a test. That takes 3 days for the results to come back.

By that time it's 12 days after the initial contact.

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Dave (Barra) (David (Barrovia))18/10 10:06Sun Oct 18 10:06:06 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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World class

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By O2b (O2bayorkie)17/10 22:59Sat Oct 17 22:59:39 2020In response to A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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I'm sort of in the same position as your young un at the minute, as I've been in contact with someone with it at school.
I have to isolate, but the rest of the fam are fine to do whatever it is that these people do.
Like you say, it is a bit odd- if I've been exposed, they've been exposed to me, so they're at risk.
I had it explained to me like cordial- your positive person is undiluted risk, if you're in contact with them then you're a diluted risk, if someone is in contact with you, then they're even further diluted. I guess the nuts and bolts are, if one had to isolate because of being in contact with someone who'd been in contact with someone who'd tested positive, then the lines of association would keep going, and everyone would end up isolating, and we may as well be in full lockdown.

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Dave (Barra) (David (Barrovia))17/10 23:05Sat Oct 17 23:05:58 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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Mmmmm cordial.

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By O2b (O2bayorkie)17/10 23:09Sat Oct 17 23:09:05 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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Didn't know if I'd have to explain the concept to southerners- presumably they have their manservants use their buttocks to squeeze juice fresh out of the fruit

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Mr Nice (Forever Claret 83)17/10 21:56Sat Oct 17 21:56:01 2020In response to A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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You're fine, kid is on lock down.

If kid develops symptoms or tests positive (if takes a test), then you're on lock down as well.

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Bullsgold17/10 22:06Sat Oct 17 22:06:56 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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Great. Cheers. I just thought I'd double check that I'm free to leave. Thank Christ! If it turns out that I've done anything wrong I'll just use this thread as evidence that I did the right thing.

Seems all a bit weird that the child could have it and I could carry on going to the theatre every night without having to test anyone. I suppose this probably why everyone has it.

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By The Very Revd. Roy Summersby KC18/10 00:20Sun Oct 18 00:20:53 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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It will all be ok. Oh yes

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By SamBee17/10 22:18Sat Oct 17 22:18:05 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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Oddly been chatting to a Manc friend in same situation - his son came until contact with a teacher in a playground who had now tested positive.

His reading is same as yours. Kid off school for 2 weeks after being contacted by school. Even if his kid got a clear test, he still had to do 14 days off school.

My mate doesn't have to isolate.

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Leeds Sandgrounder17/10 22:08Sat Oct 17 22:08:06 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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When you think about it, children are just very young people.

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Bullsgold17/10 22:09Sat Oct 17 22:09:28 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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That does not tie in with my experience, Robert.

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Leeds Sandgrounder17/10 22:13Sat Oct 17 22:13:38 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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It's a rich tapestry, Gordon - perhaps the richest of all.

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Lord M Ox (Marked Ox)18/10 09:23Sun Oct 18 09:23:08 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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Nah, the Tudors used gold thread, Alan.

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Re: A touch of the Covids: basic question

By Auto Pol (Baldman)17/10 22:13Sat Oct 17 22:13:16 2020In response to Re: A touch of the Covids: basic questionTop of thread

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Children are young psychotic people

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