Test all shielded with antibody test

Once antibody test is available test all shielded category to ascertain if they have already had the virus. If so they can be released earlier from lockdown

Why the contribution is important

Its important to give hioe to the shielded category that they will soon be able to hug family members

by Analice on May 08, 2020 at 03:13PM

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  • Posted by LynneP May 08, 2020 at 15:38

    Thus is essential for good mental health it’s such a worry our vulnerable people having to stay isolated for three months. Most of these people do not know how to use technology so can’t video call with family.
  • Posted by Elkie May 08, 2020 at 16:35

    We all need antibody tests. But you are right, even though it is slightly less likely for the vulnerable in isolation to have developed antibodies, their need to get out of isolation is greater than the average person's need. But all of us have a right to know whether we are immune or not. Especially when we are required to comply with all sorts of rules for the foreseeable future.
  • Posted by Marie262 May 08, 2020 at 16:59

    I agree we all need to be able to access antibody tests whether we buy our own or they are supplied by government.
  • Posted by Marniemcleod May 08, 2020 at 17:45

    Agree that this is a great idea. If the antibody test shows that a shielded person has built up immunity then this could possibly help to take them out of the shielding programme
  • Posted by FunnyFace May 08, 2020 at 17:50

    The UK is on the cusp of good antibody tests. Agree the vulnerable should be prioritised and those caring for them.
  • Posted by MAnderson May 08, 2020 at 19:47

    I am in the vulnerable group so have been in isolation for 7 weeks now. More than anything I would love to see my grandchildren as I have been involved in their care from the start. I am not sure however that prioritising vulnerable people is the right approach. If most have adhered to the guidance it is very unlikely any of us will have antibodies. How soul destroying to have a test that provides a potential road to freedom only to be told you are back in lockdown! Perhaps more important to test those on the 'outside world' so they can then visit us if they have antibodies.
  • Posted by moray11 May 10, 2020 at 11:18

    As some one who is currently shielding it would be helpful to see if I had actually ever had the illness by being tested
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