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Self isolation for 12 weeks ?????

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

  1. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Want to bet the zoo will soon close?
     
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  3. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Wow, they really don't want to list too many people. I guess I'm (50 years T1) healthier than my 28nyear old son with chronic asthma.
     
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  4. michita

    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m in the middle of getting my bathroom renovated.... I’m crossing my fingers that my workman will come back tomorrow to continue with the job.
     
  5. Cdean8780

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    Yesterday was told I am able to enter and clean these rooms if patient isnt there as I'm not in high risk. How can that be social distancing yourself away from an infected person the infection is still in the room..I still refused but may today come under more pressure
     
  6. Lilylala

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    Worand

    zoo has now closed so my daughter and my grandson are now self isolating which is a big worry off my shoulders.Let's all stay safe.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Bristol and Leeds have closed their parks and facilities.
     
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  8. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Captain Dave, if you see this can you [possibly] advise as to whether parcel deliveries will halt or continue?

    Edit, my 'needs' can be delivered so I guess the answers 'Yes for now'
     
    #108 kev-w, Mar 23, 2020 at 9:04 PM
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The Museum Gardens in York have been closed, as have the bar walls.

    Gutted I could have should have would have done a tip trip earlier but put it off till Friday.
     
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    #109 kev-w, Mar 23, 2020 at 9:07 PM
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  10. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The detail is on the GOV.UK website. It doesn’t really look as if they’re including diabetics of any type and bring high risk, only ‘vulnerable’ and asked to pay attention to strict social distancing, so unless we have other more serious conditions(transplants, COPD, unstable asthma, blood cancers, or serious autoimmune conditions) you’re not meant to be in the group isolating for 12 weeks..........it’s quite unclear, though and keeps changing.
     
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    Hi there, thank you. This post of mine was a few days before that latest govt advice but thanks anyway. x
     
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  12. Copernicus

    Copernicus Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just been told by my work that I have to stay at home and self isolate for Three weeks. Not sure where they Three weeks from but heyhoy life has to go on.
     
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  13. Brunneria

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    last night, in the PM’s announcement, he stated that the lockdown would continue for 3 weeks, and then be reassessed.
     
  14. Max68

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    Not much chance of self isolating if you need food. On Sainsbury's website it says "Due to the huge increase in online orders, we're pausing new registrations for the time being." and of course we aren't on the "vulnerable list". So as diabetics we have gone from "stay home" to if you need food you will have to go to the supermarket and hope with everyone else because there aren't the delivery capabilities. Shot themselves in the foot with takeaways closing down totally.
     
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    GP's are useless. Won't give me a sick note or anything regardless of the NHS telling me to stay away from work and self isolate for 12 weeks. (I work in a hospital and have 3 hours travels to and from via bus)

    I'm guess I'm going to have to go back to work and stare death in the face. I'm practially guaranteed to catch it either from the doctors/nurses from the hospital or on the bus. (or even my colleagues, 4 of them have already been told to self isolate for 2 weeks)

    RIP me. What a short life this was :/
     
  16. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    Are you in the highest risk group ? ( not just the middle vulnerable group). Eg cancer, immunosuppressants, cystic fibrosis?? Simply being diabetic of any type isn’t the trigger to go into official isolation unless you have other issues. If not then gp’s aren’t supposed to be signing you off automatically


    See my signature for official groups.(3rd cv link)
     
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  17. RReyes

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    No, I was told by 111 that I shouldn't go to work because of my situation. Work in a hospital, 3 hour bus travel, family members with vulnerablities and being diabetic. We have no protection at work, can't social distance ourselves either and are not allowed to use our own masks or anything as it may cause "panic".

    If it were anywhere other than a hospital I'd be fine with it but I'd say I have more than enough reason to avoid that place.
     
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  18. Mr_Pot

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    I believe you can still get takeaways delivered.
     
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  19. HSSS

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    I empathise with your situation. You have a tough choice to make. I wouldn’t want to expose myself like that either.

    I am just pointing you towards the latest official sources of information- that are widely being misquoted as rules rather than the ideal if you can manage it, even on the bbc and apparently by 111 too.
     
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    I agree this is a problem. Of my four children, my 17 year old is a type 1, and my eldest, who is 22 and lives at home with me, has an autoimmune disorder which puts her at high risk of complications even with normal flu, I'm unsure if her exact illness puts her on the government list of most vulnerable people but her consultant has definitely advised her to isolate herself and not get out of the house at all. It's impossible to get food delivered, as all slots are taken, and she can't register as a new vulnerable customer with Sainsbury. This means we need to get out of the house to get food from the shops, which in turn means that within the house, to protect my daughter we can't be anywhere near her even with no symptoms, as we can't be sure it's safe. Saying 'get food delivered' or 'get friends or relatives to shop for you' sounds fine, but is over-simplified advice, I can't see who I'd send out shopping for my entire family on a regular, long-term basis, a friend could help here or there once or twice, but this is about feeding a family of 6 with coeliac restrictions for possibly 12 weeks. The best way to do this is for us to get out and get the food, but the price to pay within the house, with my daughter having to be alone in another room for those 12 weeks, is high.
     
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