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3 hours ago, Pieman said:

Nope, nothing as yet. 
 

The whole testing thing makes me nervous, in fact the whole process does. 
when we booked landing cards we got the notifications. I got in queue to book test with 111, we were ‘number 1’ in the queue for half an hour, then suddenly got a message from the computer voice saying the line was now shut, 1958pm! 
next morning, 0800, I’m number 19 in the queue. 30 mins in, I am there and have my landing card ref number, ‘oh, I don’t need that’, next thing I’m doing all the same landing card info, dob, postcodes email etc, except this time verbally, and the person was making lots of mistakes! 
but I got the email confirming, no text though. But when we turned up for the test, they didn’t ask for the reference number, took no details apart from DOB from my daughter…

im just worried it won’t be tied together and we won’t hear or the result will be delayed unduly because the systems don’t seem to be talking to each other. 
 

For those that had results emailed recently, how long have they taken to come through? 
 

I find it a bit odd that you wont name the hotel

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21 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

I find it a bit odd that you wont name the hotel

 I don’t. Life is challenging enough for him and his daughter right now without publicising the place that they appear to be unable to leave.  Not. sure that would help with ‘The Manager’s’ attitude tbh. 

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So only the day after the Govt relaxed the isolation rules etc and told us to live with it; my child's nursery has just shut because of a staff member testing positive. 

Brilliant - so that's at least 50 parents are now going to have to take the day off work.

What good is closing it today?  I'm assuming the infected staff member is not in today, so the damage has already been done. 

They're also arranging a 'deep clean'.  Seems that this Covid can survive on a surface for an entire weekend!   

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I've not really been paying attention with the border restrictions. Bored of it, but its about to be the school holidays and I probably should. What is the score with travelling with kids in light of whatever it was they announced this week. Assume parent 2+2, what hoops does a child need to jump through to return? 

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4 hours ago, Pieman said:

For those that had results emailed recently, how long have they taken to come through? 
 

Might be worth checking your junk/spam box, the most I’ve seen someone wait for a test result is 48hrs, vast majority are still 24hrs after test.

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3 hours ago, wrighty said:

I think you’re wrong with your binary definition of a herd.  Your view implies a homogeneous population where any person is equally likely to encounter any another in the group.  It isn’t like that. There is of course some mixing between groups, but it’s far less than within a group - consider a class in a school, they’ll each have about 30 potential contacts in the group, but only two or three outside of it.  The concept of community immunity applied to humankind is more complex than when applied to cattle, and having cohorts of people who don’t mix a whole lot with outsiders, with sufficient levels of vaccination to be at ‘herd immunity’, is a useful concept.

That's exactly right. Its a misconception that many people have

In theory yes, in population where every single person is vaccinated (or totally immune even), and no outsider ever comes in then you would have a binary situation of herd immunity.

Every other situation is merely a level of herd immunity.

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