You’re being obtuse. like I said- personal situations vary, kids going to school is one of them.
There are the main symptoms listed on the NHS and .gov websites. If you have one, or all, of these - you stay in your house as per isolation rules and with the caveats I mentioned. For the people who have been furloughed/working from home/unemployed/unemployable with no where else to go, why use up resources when you cant go anywhere anyway?! Spread it to who?
if you are genuinely feeling ‘that rough’ (and it’s not down to consumption of a few too many Pints of a super strength brew) why not stay and home and ask your neighbour/mate/family to nip to Tescos for you?! If you’re not displaying any of the advised symptoms the Government advice is not to get tested. They have assessed the risk.
The ‘spread it to all and sundry’ is part of the fear message that has been created and constantly re-iterated to us. Do you honestly think that if you follow the guidelines and do the face, space and washing your hands the risk is that high? The evidence says otherwise - every supermarket would be short staffed, every distribution centre closed and every other area where people have to congregate for the ‘right’ reasons would be flooded. But they aren’t.
I don't look at uk wide news that often. What is the state of play with the virus in England. Rates still increasing? Here in wales numbers are going down but daily figures are up and down a little. We are shockingly **** at delivering the vaccine though.A further 1,610 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid test - the biggest figure reported in a single day since the pandemic began.
It means the total number of deaths by that measure is now above 90,000.
A total of 4,266,577 people have now received the first dose of a vaccine, according to the latest government figures.
Another 33,355 positive Covid cases have been recorded - less than half the peak figure of 68,053 on 8 January.
It is the lowest number of daily cases seen since 27 December - before the start of England's third nationwide lockdown.
Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England, said: "Whilst there are some early signs that show our sacrifices are working, we must continue to strictly abide by the measures in place."
She said reducing contact with others and staying at home will lead to "a fall in the number of infections over time".
The figures come as new estimates from the Office for National Statistics show about one in 10 people across the UK tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies in December - roughly double the October figure.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he is self-isolating after being alerted by the UK's NHS Covid-19 app.
He said self-isolation was "perhaps the most important part of all the social distancing" and urged others to do the same if contacted.
The previous highest number of daily deaths was last Wednesday, when 1,564 deaths were recorded.
In total, 91,470 people have died within 28 days of testing positive, but there are other ways of measuring the total number of deaths.
When all deaths where coronavirus is mentioned on the death certificate are counted, plus deaths known to have occurred more recently, the number of deaths involving Covid in the UK is more than 100,000.
Another method is to count excess deaths - all deaths over and above the usual number at the time of year.
I agree with you up to a point, but not about 'Christmas infections', as the whole country celebrated Christmas, but not all areas have seen these figures. I would argue it's more to do with the new variant. But, yes, if you look at new cases (which thankfully appear to have peaked) the next two weeks will be grim.Next week's figures will be horrendous as it's the Christmas infections, but hopefully it will ease off after that.
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