1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Self isolation for 12 weeks ?????

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Liftupjoe, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Liftupjoe

    Liftupjoe Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ok so I’m so confused do we have to self isolate for 12 weeks type 1 diabetics or not ?? I read the gov website I’m still not sure ???
     
    • Hug Hug x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. Seeps

    Seeps Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Me too, still not sure

    Any news from @DiabetesUK on this confusion....
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  3. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,168
    Likes Received:
    27,279
    Trophy Points:
    298
    The government, from what I can gather, are just advising people, Joan Bakewell on Newsnight last night had a moan about the governments, well, wishy washy ways.
    I haven't self isolated...........yet, but it's looks as though something could be in the pipeline for many, if not all.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Picci

    Picci Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    275
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Watching closely. I’m a teaching assistant and I’m and tired of kids coughing, I know it’s probably just normal seasonal illness but I’m type 1, high blood pressure, underachieve thyroid and I’m 50. I’m a lone parent to a 14 year old and have no family near me.
     
    • Hug Hug x 8
    • Like Like x 3
  5. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    202
    Trophy Points:
    103
    The information from the government is, everyone between the ages of 0-150 go into isolation, if you are white, black or anything in-between go into isolation, if you have ever had a scratch go into isolation. Apart from that carry on as usual.
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
    • Like Like x 4
  6. Ladybird579

    Ladybird579 · Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Reading it it does mean t1's but am here on behalf of my son. He's not happy self isolating. He has exams coming up and a wide circle of friends and hobbies outside the home. I need to self isolate as am in kidney failure but he won't. I don't know the answer to what happens in that or many situations. It's very vague. Also I am a carer to another adult son. No idea what happens then either. Diabetes wise tho it looks like we should.
     
    • Hug Hug x 5
  7. Lilylala

    Lilylala · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    58
    BBC news this morning had a government adviser on and said all people offered the flu jab which includes diabetics are to self isolate for 12 weeks but at the moment does not include children.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
    • Creative Creative x 1
  8. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,652
    Likes Received:
    4,081
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Ok to self isolating BUT who is going to pay my rent, my utilities etc etc the list is mahoosive........I can't live on SSP!!!!
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,168
    Likes Received:
    27,279
    Trophy Points:
    298
    I work with children, if I self isolate, do I get paid ?
    Unless I get a notification from my employers/GOV.UK or my health team, I am carrying on as normal.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,168
    Likes Received:
    27,279
    Trophy Points:
    298
    If we self isolate, off of our own backs, without a specific notification, who pays us ?
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    #10 Robinredbreast, Mar 17, 2020 at 12:20 PM
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2020
  11. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,903
    Likes Received:
    3,156
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I'm reading the advice to indicate social distancing still, obviously that doesn't mean I'm right but am adopting that approach for now.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  12. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,948
    Likes Received:
    2,468
    Trophy Points:
    198
    • Agree Agree x 6
  13. **shell**

    **shell** Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    68
    So should I be social-isolating?

    I've asked my employer (an NHS Trust) if I can gain the facilities to work from home.
    It's not sounding likely even though I have a desk job and don't have any patient contact.

    So instead I'm sitting at my desk in smallish office with +30 people and have to get public transport in and out.

    There is no real literature to explain if you are in an at risk group and you cannot work from home... Are we then supposed to continue working?

    X
     
  14. Picci

    Picci Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    275
    Trophy Points:
    123
    I’m type 1, age 51. I work in a school and when I went to work today, my head teacher ordered me to go home for 12 weeks as advised by the government yesterday.
    I was told my school has a ‘duty of care.’
    I was devastated at first, I love my job and thrive on routine. Etc. But I actually feel safer now. I’ll do as much online grocery shopping as possible and will only venture out for other essentials, when I’m less likely to come into contact with people.
    I have a teenager currently preparing for GCSEs, therefore I’m not going to make her stay at home, although it would be much better if she did.
    Stay safe everyone
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Hug Hug x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. Chappers2017

    Chappers2017 Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I am 38 and am now working from home for the foreseeable, my partner works in a school and they have been sending loads of kids home. Is it pointless staying in if she can bring it home?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  16. jennie17efc

    jennie17efc · Member

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    21
    I was told that I was only advised to self isolate and that the 12 weeks won't apply based on the government instructions, taken from the Gov.uk websiteo Publication for "Covid 19 guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults"

    The 12 weekers are people such as cancer patients, organ transplant patients, this with CF, kidney disease and a few more.

    Diabetes is in this section, nit the 12 week one
    "We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures."
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  17. jennie17efc

    jennie17efc · Member

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    21
    And my boss said "well it doesn't come into force till next week" when I asked about working from home.

    I'm due to start a new job on Monday so I get the feeling their compassion and protection of employees in my case is non existent now I have a new job and will be leaving.
     
    • Hug Hug x 1
  18. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,402
    Likes Received:
    2,019
    Trophy Points:
    198
    There are NO instructions, only "advice".

    So the Government does not have your back.
    As far as I can see you have to work normally unless you show clear symptoms of Covid-19.
    If you self isolate you have to bear the cost.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Munsa

    Munsa Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    43
    The crazy thing is I returned from Australia via Singapore on the 3rd March. Was in self isolation for 2 weeks because we'd stopped off in Singapore. Was tested last Friday due to the awful cough I've had. It came back negative, which was good news. Unfortunately, this just means I could still catch it!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Creative Creative x 1
  20. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    14,072
    Trophy Points:
    198
    That's the way I see it as well, you will be taking unpaid sick / holiday leave if you have no symptoms.

    This is where the old saying "saving for a rainy day" comes to mind.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook