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Barsel | 21:13 Tue 23rd Nov 2021 | Body & Soul
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I got my NHS Covid Pass after having the 2 vaccines thinking that will get me into places without having to do a flow test, but I was wrong.
Tomorrow I am going to visit my cousin who has had to go into a care home and when I phoned today to say I would be going, I was told I would have to do a flow test when I get there even though I have the pass.
The thought of me or someone else sticking something down my throat and up my nose just fills me with dread.
What is the Covid pass for if you still have to do a test?

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Barsel, just do what they ask. We can't give you a note to show them that you don't need to comply. Be brave and put up with it for your cousin's sake.
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Well I will do even though I'm dreading it, but I'm just wondering what the pass is actually for, where can you use it?
You can still catch covid with the jabs so this is why you have to have the test
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I was thinking before, wouldn't it be luverly if we could just go somewhere without being tested and wearing masks?
Going wherever we want to and mixing with lots of people.
I've forgotten what that's like.
Particularly for the very, very vulnerable residents.
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I wonder if the residents and staff have to be tested daily?
Covid pass gets me into the football at Chelsea
You can still get Covid if you have had two jabs.
You can have Covid and not know you have it.
If you go into a building full of vulnerable people, you need to know at that time that you are Covid free**.And the best way to do that is an on the spot test.*

* The lateral flow test isn’t 100% accurate, but it is the best we have at the moment.
** Considering the possibility that you could cause multiple fatalities if you introduced Covid to this home, then in this instance the extra precautions in addition to your Covid pass, are right and proper.
What he above said.
Barsel, I warned you. Only have to do a nose swab now. Apparently it's all that is necessary. And to be honest all you have to do is stick something like a cotton bud up your nose and wipe around. I do that myself. You have to sit and wait for half an hour for the result before you can visit.
wait until everyone dies I would
like the german health (*) minister said

(*) - health geddit? hur hur hur

animal passports, you still had to have the dog cleared out when you crossed the border
if you want to go to a night club in scotland, you'll need it barsel!
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Lottie if that's all it is then I should be ok with that.
This care home lets more than one person visit and you can stay for as long as you want, but where do you sit for half an hour for the results?
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Have made a mental note of that bednobs. :-)
As Pat said above, it's just the nose you do now, and the swab they use is about a third the size of a cotton bud. Did mine yesterday.
You can't enter a care home unless you are vaccinated, and that's your proof.
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Must admit I'm still a bit nervous about going as one who was classed as extremely vulnerable and had to do the shielding etc I have been avoiding all places where there are more than a few people.
Still, have had my jabs and booster and I will not be doing hugs and kisses and will be wearing mask etc, so it should be ok for the residents and myself.
Barsel, where I go there is a large area to sit before you go into the protected area. So I take a magazine and relax. Or you can get it done in a pharmacy before you go and take the result with you.
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Lottie, I will look into doing that next time.
They said I could do it at home and show them the results when I get there, but I suspect you might need a smart phone and apps which I don't have.
I'm also taking her Grandson who I think is in his 30's and I don't know if he has been vaccinated, but hoppy said you can't get in there unless you have, so I presume he has.
Will ask him when I pick him up. No point him going if he hasn't had the jabs.
I've kind of been asking the same, barsel. It is just a nose one, if that helps. But, I don't really see the safety of "passports", as anywhere they would be needed, a test would be preferable.

No matter your vaccination status- either you have covid and are a risk to everyone, or you don't have it and are a risk to nobody.

"Less likely" seems an odd option, when we can actually tell...

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