A leading doctor has said the decision to ease lockdown restrictions without proper testing was "terrifying".
Rosie Toom is a self-employed foot practitioner from Dawlish in Devon who was first tested on 3 May after developing symptoms.
More than 10 days later she's still waiting for the results.
"Terrifying"? If she has had no results after 10 days and she still feels ok it would suggest that she has not got it.
It's not a case of going for a test if you feel you are sick, testing the population is a way of finding out who has the virus and those that may have had it or if anyone is asymptomatic. My wife and I went online to make an appt and we went last Friday, we had a reply by email on Tuesday that we are clear. And can go to work if we want to. The testing site is at the park and ride in Exeter.
60 hours from test to result for me.
I think that's brilliant!
You always get whingers...it's in their personality!
When this is all over you want to be proud of what you did and negativity is not going to do that.
Hi Huw, that's good news. Family member was tested today after contact from the doctor this morning. 48 hours for results hopefully - that's significantly better than I was hoping for.
how accurate are the tests?
you coukd be tested and be clear and the next day on your way to work, shops or walk be infected.
having such a small proportion of the population tested at any one moment in time is like a dog trying to catch its tail.
also to allow thousands of people to fly into our country, an island, and expect them to self isolate for 14 days!
smell the coffee people this government has been dragging its feet from day one.
a) About 70% I believe.
c) Wot? I was tested and it gave me confidence to continue working in the environment that I do. I'll continue to be tested regularly.
d) If you want/need to fly in....expect to self-isolate. Don't see your point.
e) Really....so what would you do? Bear in mind the lab capacity before you say more testing.
As I said before, negativity doesn't help anywhere, anything or anyone.
Personally, I think the Govt are doing just about as good a job as they can. Following advice from scientists. What else can they do?
Well my neighbour doesnt seem fussed. His over 70 and gets up to 2 deliveries of shopping a week, goes for walks into Dawlish, pops off to the graden centre for bags of compost. Has people around to cut his hedges.
Had his son come around for nearly a week to put a fence up in his back garden.
Both his sons and daughter have brought their young children around who he has touched and breathed on outside his house.
He sits in his back garden coughing away, which has got worse the last few weeks.
I suppose you only live once so you may as well enjoy it
Who says ignorance is bliss.