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41 minutes ago, Cambon said:

You said your arrival time was around 2:00PM. What if you goy the 02:15 boat and arriv d at 05:45. Test at 09:00. Results late the same day. At least gives you a good bit of time to enjoy the Island. 

Is that not Manannan coming from Ireland? Limits the options if so. 

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I feel sorry for the tourist industry . If really want to come here for family etc reasons then you’ll do all the faff. If not , sod it I’ll go elsewhere. But again a system designed by civil servants - aka idiots. 

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38 minutes ago, Cambon said:

02:15 from Heysham. Are they going to Dublin yet? 

Yeah, heysham late is a bit tricky, it’s a long way from home and we are on bike too, not easy doing near 300 mile in the early hours with a teenager on the back who’s knackered! 
 

We will try steam packet to see if we could try to switch to evening boat night before, but it will be tight, 225 miles in 3.5hours….. and hotel said today thAt she has to have test prior to check in, so not sure how that works if on the late boat. 
need to make calls tomorrow. 
When we booked it last week, 111 your end was very encouraging about how it would work, lots of capacity etc. Then today, the lady I spoke to basically said ‘no chance’. 
It seems to depend who you speak to, but with such conflicting info and time being so tight, I’m not sure it’s going to work out. 

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48 minutes ago, Pieman said:

Yeah, heysham late is a bit tricky, it’s a long way from home and we are on bike too, not easy doing near 300 mile in the early hours with a teenager on the back who’s knackered! 
 

We will try steam packet to see if we could try to switch to evening boat night before, but it will be tight, 225 miles in 3.5hours….. and hotel said today thAt she has to have test prior to check in, so not sure how that works if on the late boat. 
need to make calls tomorrow. 
When we booked it last week, 111 your end was very encouraging about how it would work, lots of capacity etc. Then today, the lady I spoke to basically said ‘no chance’. 
It seems to depend who you speak to, but with such conflicting info and time being so tight, I’m not sure it’s going to work out. 

Cases and tests are escalating on the island.

Last week and this week are probably seeing different testings numbers.

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14 minutes ago, TerryFuchwit said:

Cases and tests are escalating on the island.

Last week and this week are probably seeing different testings numbers.

We are running at a steady approx 600 tests a day since the start of July 

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7 hours ago, TerryFuchwit said:

That's surprising given the case numbers and associated close contacts.

Given that 70% of all 18 and over are double vaccinated a lot of close contacts no longer need testing or isolation

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My child had a bad cough late last week.  Called GP etc on Fri eve, ended up with a test for her for 9:50 am.

Went for the test Saturday morning.  Was told results probably same day as we were early, but might be before 6:00 pm following day.  Spent the entire weekend in isolation waiting results and heard nothing.  So called at 7:00 pm and was told we didn't show up for the test so no result.  A bit of messing around later and looking at the email for the Covid test... 

The email said the test was for 9:50 am on the 9th (Fri).  We didn't call the GP until Fri afternoon.  So it seems you now need to time travel! 

About 20 mins on hold and they eventually managed to find the test result which was luckily negative, but realistically had to spend all of Sunday in isolation due to their admin error! 

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2 hours ago, Nom de plume said:

Good morning.

Stop testing - it’s futile.

We still test asymptomatic people for chlamydia and you can’t pass that on by breathing near someone. 

But you’re right, it’s not like things like flu surveillance exist, and that’s for something we’re long accustomed to. 

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1 hour ago, The Phantom said:

My child had a bad cough late last week.  Called GP etc on Fri eve, ended up with a test for her for 9:50 am.

Went for the test Saturday morning.  Was told results probably same day as we were early, but might be before 6:00 pm following day.  Spent the entire weekend in isolation waiting results and heard nothing.  So called at 7:00 pm and was told we didn't show up for the test so no result.  A bit of messing around later and looking at the email for the Covid test... 

The email said the test was for 9:50 am on the 9th (Fri).  We didn't call the GP until Fri afternoon.  So it seems you now need to time travel! 

About 20 mins on hold and they eventually managed to find the test result which was luckily negative, but realistically had to spend all of Sunday in isolation due to their admin error! 

If all they had was a cough you shouldn't have called really.  Kids get coughs.

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