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jaydj | 21:27 Sat 14th May 2022 | Body & Soul
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So my work PCR Test has found me positive of covid and they say i need a lateral flow test on day 5....So my question is does that mean i cant take a PCR test again because it will still say positive for a while?
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/////So my question is does that mean i cant take a PCR test again because it will still say positive for a while?//// Correct. If your lateral flow test is negative in 5 days time you can return to work. If it is positive however, then depending upon the requirements of you company and if you are asymptomatic, then you can still return to work.
18:40 Sun 15th May 2022
My understanding is that a PCR can show positive for up to 90 days
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Thank you
Why did you take a Covid test?
Some work places still require you to take weekly even twice weekly tests
/////So my question is does that mean i cant take a PCR test again because it will still say positive for a while?////

Correct.

If your lateral flow test is negative in 5 days time you can return to work. If it is positive however, then depending upon the requirements of you company and if you are asymptomatic, then you can still return to work.
You is putted the mask now and no go outing with you friends
You are take care of you now and gets the better treat ment from the medical doc tie
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"Why did you take a Covid test?"
Because my place of work tests everyone
//Because my place of work tests everyone//

Did they tell you why and what you are expected to do if you test positive? Do they test for any other infectious diseases that you may contract? Did they say when this might stop?

I'm not criticising or having a go. I'm genuinely intrigued.
regular testing can be specified in a care job

it was all about lots of olds croaking in care homes in the first six months of covid - from flu they thought and things. just flu
yes you can take a PCR test whenever
BUT
you are still gonna have to do a lateral flow if it is specified by your employer and you want to work

bit here
https://www.gavi.org/vaccineswork/how-long-after-i-get-covid-19-will-i-test-negative
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""Did they tell you why and what you are expected to do if you test positive? Do they test for any other infectious diseases that you may contract? Did they say when this might stop?""

All they said was that i had to now do a Ltf test on day 5 and day 6 to get back to work...
I asked about the PCR test because i heard it would still pick up the virus even if i was negative and that would cause problems when i visit other work places

""Do they test for any other infectious diseases that you may contract? Did they say when this might stop?""
No and No
so long as they pay
they can ( lawfully ) say - dance a covid jig on day 4 and bow three times to the sun
cant they?
Newjudge get over yourself.
If you go abroad to somewhere that requires a test or proof of vaccination would you stand there at the airport and argue your point.
I'm glad some places still require you to keep out if positive
Is this question really

Do I have to comply with my employers instructions?

answer : yes if you wish to continue to be employed.

[ salutary story: frenz employer: The office had been dispersed and worked at home. This was the first day the office came back together. Lady came and worked for two hours 9 - 11 and then jumped up and said "I forgot to say, I have a covid test booked...." They fired her and the office was laboriously dispersed for two weeks]
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"Peter Pedant" My question was about if the PCR test would still say im positive even after day 5 and day 6 so if the ltf test said i was ok....
I work self-employed and i always comply with my employers instructions but each site has different rules
//If you go abroad to somewhere that requires a test or proof of vaccination would you stand there at the airport and argue your point.//

I'm not talking about abroad. I'm talking about here in the UK. There is no legal requirement for Covid testing in any scenario here . None whatsoever (certainly not in England - I don't keep up to date with the other nations but I believe they are the same). Some people being admitted for hospital procedures may require one so that their treatment can be properly determined (in the same way some are tested for other ailments such as blood disorders or diabetes). The NHS is advising patient-facing staff to test themselves twice weekly even if asymptomatic. I can (just about) understand that though with most of the country already having been exposed to the virus, and/or having been vaccinated, it seems a little pointless. Other than that, I'm interested to learn why some organisations are still insisting on it. Nobody seems to know why.

If I go abroad I comply with any requirements that country makes of me (or, if I cannot or will not comply with them, I don't go).

//Is this question really

Do I have to comply with my employers instructions?

answer : yes if you wish to continue to be employed.//

Answer - not if the requirements can be shown to be unnecessary, unreasonable or disproportionate (to the perceived threat). I would suggest that, in most circumstances, insisting on an uncomfortable medical test being taken to detect a widespread and, for most people, a not particularly serious disease, is all three of those. This is somewhat different because jadj does not have an employer - he is employed by himself. He has customers or clients.

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