Continuing the discussion from Mental health concerns - Coping at Christmas:
Hi,I haven’t been on for a while,times have been trying for us all. Shielding for 5 mths wasn’t too bad because the weather was good and my garden was heaven. Going back to work in September I was scared I’d get ill. 14 weeks later,and the last week of term one of the boys I work with,his dad was diagnosed with Covid, I’d been doing work with him. I’ve broken up but started a sore throat 4 days ago,I’ve been checking my temperature throughout the day cus I’m worried about giving anything to my husband. I wear a mask at home and windows open because I don’t want him getting anything. I called 119 and they said unless I had the main symptoms I couldn’t get a test, so I feel lost. Mentally it is tough especially as I see my dad every 24th Dec and have for decades, I was supposed to see my mum on Christmas day, but I wouldn’t want to if I was carrying anything but we were put in tier 4 anyway. Sorry for the long message.