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SammyK  
#1 Posted : 11 January 2021 21:56:51(UTC)
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SammyK

Hello, is anyone able to advise please? If you have a fit for travel Covid test. To leave the UK, do you need to self isolate whist you’re waiting for the results? One of the staff at my work has had a test on Friday, got the results back today. They’re positive and have been working all weekend! Any advice I’d really appreciate it as I can’t find anything on google! Thank you
Roundtuit  
#2 Posted : 11 January 2021 22:32:46(UTC)
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Roundtuit

The person went for a test on the assumption it would be negative permitting them to travel.

Had they not wanted to travel they would not have gone for the test in the first place.

It is not a requirement of voluntary testing for travel purposes to isolate whilst awaiting the result.

Given no one should currently be travelling except for essential purposes where was this person going?

This is different to testing for access to NHS operations where you are expected to isolate between test and appointment which is permitted on a negative result.

There is plenty on the web if you widen your search string:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mandatory-covid-19-testing-introduced-to-bolster-border-measures

https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/coronavirus/testing/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

As they have been identified as positive anyone they have been in contact with including those at your work should be isolating and if these people develop symptoms then they should arrange for an NHS test.

BTW did your works invoke its "negative return" testing? http://forum.iosh.co.uk/posts/t130836-COVID

Edited by user 11 January 2021 22:35:48(UTC)  | Reason: BTW

Roundtuit  
#3 Posted : 11 January 2021 22:32:46(UTC)
Rank: Super forum user
Roundtuit

The person went for a test on the assumption it would be negative permitting them to travel.

Had they not wanted to travel they would not have gone for the test in the first place.

It is not a requirement of voluntary testing for travel purposes to isolate whilst awaiting the result.

Given no one should currently be travelling except for essential purposes where was this person going?

This is different to testing for access to NHS operations where you are expected to isolate between test and appointment which is permitted on a negative result.

There is plenty on the web if you widen your search string:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mandatory-covid-19-testing-introduced-to-bolster-border-measures

https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/coronavirus/testing/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

As they have been identified as positive anyone they have been in contact with including those at your work should be isolating and if these people develop symptoms then they should arrange for an NHS test.

BTW did your works invoke its "negative return" testing? http://forum.iosh.co.uk/posts/t130836-COVID

Edited by user 11 January 2021 22:35:48(UTC)  | Reason: BTW

SammyK  
#4 Posted : 11 January 2021 22:55:56(UTC)
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SammyK

Thank you so much for getting back to me! I'm currently in the argument with work that the office needs closing, fogging and those people in direct conmtact to self-isolate. The guidance for close contact changed today and i've told them all this.. I'm fed up of such big ego's making me doubt myself with what I'm telling them if I am honest though.

RE: my previous post, it was those that sit in their ivory towers that decided to do the negative test before returning to work, against my advice... they changed their minds today with my argument of 'although you can recover from it, it can still be in your body for up to 90 days therefore there is the potential of people being out the business for 90 days'... maybe I have started to outgrow this place... if anyone knows of any H&S jobs going...

achrn  
#5 Posted : 12 January 2021 16:20:04(UTC)
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achrn

Originally Posted by: SammyK Go to Quoted Post

I'm currently in the argument with work that the office needs closing, fogging and those people in direct conmtact to self-isolate.

The guidance for cleaning after a positive case in the workplace is here: https://www.gov.uk/gover...hcare-settings#left-area

Brian Hagyard  
#6 Posted : 13 January 2021 08:17:47(UTC)
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Brian Hagyard

Originally Posted by: SammyK Go to Quoted Post

 I'm currently in the argument with work that the office needs closing, fogging and those people in direct conmtact to self-isolate.

Sammy im not sure from your post if you are for or agains fogging. If you do fog be very careful what and who you use. This has been discussed on the forum a number of times and the HSE has issued clear advise. Many compnaies are using products NOT APPROVED for fogging so we have no clear idea how safe they are. The last one discussed on the forum only had approvel under the Beuty product Safety Regulations and was not registered as a bioside.

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