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What are the guidelines in this scenario, household one positive test and 3 negative?

  • 03-12-2021 9:15am
    Registered Users Posts: 17,951 ✭✭✭✭ Cyrus

    We were away for a weekend with another family (not in the same lodgings but had dinner together etc), their toddler developed a cough and sure enough it turned out to be Covid.

    So obviously they and we all had to engage with the HSE, their family all had some symptoms so all were instructed to go for PCR, 3 positive and one negative.

    In our case i had no symptoms so antigen for me, my wife and two kids had some (elder daughter had proper symptoms and we had done an antigen which was positive so were sure she had it) symptoms so all went for PCR,

    Net result is, elder daughter (young primary school age) has it, wife and todder negative PCR and i have had 2 negative antigens so far and no symptoms.

    In the normal course my wife and younger daughter should be free to carry on now and i should be after my 3rd antigen if no positive test or symptoms develop, but given there is a positive case in the house whats the story? I believe we are due a call from contact tracers anyway so maybe they will have the guidance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,243 ✭✭✭✭ namloc1980

  • Registered Users Posts: 410 ✭✭ Icantthinkof1

    Anyone who is fully vaccinated needs to take 3 antigen tests over 5days if all negative then they can go about their business

    Anyone not vaccinated with or without symptoms will have to isolate and stay at home for 10days they will be sent for a pcr test if the first pcr is negative then they will be sent for an additional test 8-10 days later. If that pcr is also negative then they don’t have to isolate anymore