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10 day isolation

  • 28-11-2021 12:44pm
    Registered Users Posts: 6,337 ✭✭✭ pgj2015

    when you test positive for covid, the HSE text you and say to self isolate for 10 days. But on the HSE website it says Most people can stop self-isolating when both of these apply:

    • You have had no fever for 5 days.
    • It has been 10 days since you first developed symptoms.

    so what is the real answer?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,337 ✭✭✭ pgj2015


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,791 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

    10 days since symptoms, or longer if your fever continued past day five.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,230 ✭✭✭✭ Donald Trump

    Delete. See it was answered above

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭ rugbyman

    I got tested yesterday, three days after symptoms (sniffle,cold) positive result today. (magnificent service by HSE on line booking and testers )

    The text I just received says ten days isolation quite clearly, but i believed the above from Li011 to be the case.

    Need to convince my wife of this.

    Another question, I live 200 mwtres from a by pass. can i go for an hour long cycle ,where i will NOT be within Three metres of another person

    Thanks in advance

  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ Pigeon Chaser

    It shouldn't even need to be said, but no, you clearly can not go off cycling when you should be isolating at home. FML

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,337 ✭✭✭ pgj2015

    someone from the HSE rang me and said I had to isolate 10 days from first symptoms. not 10 days from when I got the text to tell me I had covid. Would you really want to for a cycle when you have covid? You arent supposed to be exercising when you have it, and after the 10 days, you can ease yourself back into exercise.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭ rugbyman

    Thank you for reply pgj. Ten from start of symptoms seems right.have little wrong with me, would enjoy the cycle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,627 ✭✭✭✭ Lumen

    They clearly can do that. Do you mean "should"? What's the harm? Are we back to "what if you crash and expose the paramedics to covid?"?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,337 ✭✭✭ pgj2015

    You are welcome. I actually felt like going for a run about 7 days in, but decided not to. I don't think it would have done me any favors. who knows.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭ rugbyman

    I got a call from HSE just now re my diagnosis. Chap there says seven days from test, as I had symptoms for three days before. I explained I have little or no Ill effects, I can ride my bike,away from people. I don't push hard, I am 70years old.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,503 ✭✭✭ spaceHopper

    There is the, "what if you had an accident and needed help", personally I don't see why you can't go for short spin once you aren't putting anybody in danger. Just use your common sense. Glad you are OK.