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Self isolation for 12 weeks ?????

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

  1. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    One person every 45 seconds is dying from this virus in America because their government completely messed up.
    Must be murder by the way walking kilos!
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been reading back through all these posts, it’s an interesting, and damning, snapshot of the UK’s inability to react swiftly enough to COVID. The WHO has marked out the US and the U.K. as two places that failed to heed, and act on the warnings. Just look after yourselves and others everyone!
     
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  3. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    they are not alone. Many people are having to self isolate alone.
     
  4. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmm. I work in the public sector too and my take is that it's not up to your Employer to decide whether you are medically at risk, THAT has already been decided! What they should be doing is deciding whether you are in a role where you actually can work from home (are you?). If the answer to that is yes (ie office type work or online consulting instead of face to face, etc) then you SHOULD be working from home. If they are saying no to that then get it in writing because it is putting you at risk. I went through a similar thing, 'oh, maybe we can get you an office away from everyone', erm,no , all I need is a laptop. Put it this way, I now have the laptop. x
     
  5. ANGEBABES

    ANGEBABES Type 1 · Member

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    Yes my job can be done from home but they have compiled a waiting list of people waiting to be set up with remote access and a laptop but I have my own laptop so believe I just need a dongle. I keep getting told the clinicians are a priority but all the clinicians were provided with laptops quite a number of years ago for this purpose but surely the clinicians and any other member of staff with underlying health conditions should be priority before anyone else. Please believe me when I say there aren’t many members of staff who are complying with the 2m distancing policy and that’s fine if they want to put themselves at risk but some people around them are vulnerable and not everyone has the personality to challenge their colleagues, let’s just say you would fall out with just about everyone from doctors, nurses, physios, domestics. I don’t think I’m asking for much but pushing it any further than I already have, my cards will be marked. Life is cheap it seems!! Thanks for your thoughtful reply as when I challenged the outcome of my risk assessment I was then called by a nurse who just left me feeling guilty and completely selfish about caring about my own life. She said I know you are anxious but we all are. Eh I thought this call was about me?!! As I keep saying the people at the top of the list are those who are most at risk of contracting the virus because their immunity is low and should be SHIELDING, but the rest of us in the second section are extremely vulnerable of developing a serious illness if they do contract the virus and Boris Johnson’s words were if you are the usual people who get the flu jab then you should be working from home or at home and that were HIS words so why are we having to personally fight our case with management who are purposefully misinterpreting the guidelines to suit them.
     
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  6. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think T1's have been taken off the at risk group no?
     
  7. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    I don’t think anyone has changed groups. It’s just being misquoted left right and centre. Full details in my signature lists

    3 groups.
    Main population social distancing,
    those vulnerable (diabetes, over 70 etc) being stringent about social distancing and
    those at high risk (immune compromised, cancer etc) who should be 12 week shielding along with anyone identified by their drs by letter.
     
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  8. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No. x
     
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  9. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They are very wrong, please make sure you get their 'assessment' in writing citing their reason for not following the govt advice and more importantly for not enabling you to follow it. If you haven't already, read your works internal policy if they've done one, I happened to read mine and once it had spoken about those shielding, it said 'all those in the vulnerable group are to work from home immediately and if not possible, they must go onto special leave'....that's the Police. x
     
  10. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I’m a civil servant and we were told 3 weeks ago to work from home and nobody is allowed into the building except to pick up office chairs, keyboards and monitors. We were all given laptops about 6 months as they removed the CPUs.
     
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  11. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  12. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe she meant desktop computers were replaced with laptops?
     
  13. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah maybe.
    Removing cpu's kind of threw me.
     
  14. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    CPU - central processing unit. @Mr_Pot is correct - we all work from laptops now.
     
  15. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So why were the CPU's removed from I presume the old desktops?
    Ok I'm guessing you mean the computers were removed and maybe the hard drives were removed from the computers before they were binned or sold.
    I don't think the CPU's were removed but it isn't important I was just curious.
     
  16. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To the technical pedant such as myself the the Central Processing Unit (nowadays integrated into the microprocessor chip) is a small but vital part of any computer be it desktop or laptop. I could understand @JTL 's confusion when you said the CPUs had been taken out as no computer could function without one . If the main part of a PC is colloquially known as a CPU then that is technically incorrect.
     
  17. snufflebabe

    snufflebabe Type 1 · Member

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    Shielding is for 12 weeks, is for the extremely vulnerable, if your in this group, you should have received a letter, people in this group include persons with cancer, severe asthma etc. you should have little or no contact with anyone or leave the house even for exercise or shopping
    Self isolation is if you have any signs of Covid 19
    Social distancing is for everyone. Who are fit and well. As a diabetic you should be strict with social distancing
    Hope this helps a little. And this is what I understand all the terms to mean. ( I’ve got to shield for 12 weeks and it’s duff but not forever)
     
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  18. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Technology never was my strong point:(:(
     
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  19. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry Daphne all cleared up now .... stay strong stay safe.
     
  20. ANGEBABES

    ANGEBABES Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks again for agreeing with me and your helpful advice. The NHS policy across the board is that ANYONE, not just those who are vulnerable, who can work from home should be working from home so I’m flummoxed why they are not heeding their own policy. Again their excuse is there is a waiting list to be given remote access by IT. By the time they get to us, this will all be over - that’s the norm in the NHS though and you can tell by the amount of doctors and nurses etc complaining about the lack of PPE and who want to remain anonymous, what kind of environment we are working in!! No one feels safe to complain.

    Thank you again, it is very much appreciated.
     
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