So... A week or so ago I had asymptomatic covid I think 🙃 I didn't know at the time and only know now because I infected both of my parents 🙃 I feel so bad, but I'm especially annoyed because I've actually followed all government guidance and been really cautious.
Basically, one of my clients tested positive and I had been in their house a few days before (to pick up their dog while they weren't there). I have procedures in place to protect myself and my other clients, but I just KNEW if there was any client I'd get it from it'd be this one - because most dogs I collect from the garden if the owner is in, or I only have to go in, clip the lead to their collar (which they're already wearing), and go out again. But for this client, I have to go through THREE locked doors, chase the dog around until I catch him, put a collar, harness and coat on while he's trying to lick my face (he's honestly the only dog that obsessively tries to lick me), and then lock three doors on the way out. It's the ONLY client where I felt unsafe, and lo and behold they're the ones I caught it from 😑
So after that, even though I don't think I *needed* to isolate (as I hadn't been in contact with the client), I still isolated for 10 days because I'm responsible and would feel horrible spreading it... 🙄
After I think 13 days I saw my mum and step dad who I'm in a bubble with because my isolation was over and I felt fine, but five days later they both come down with it at the same time, so that implies they caught it at the same time rather than one bringing it home from work and there being a delay before the other got it. In addition my mum does lateral flow tests twice a week which show if you've had it in the last 90 days. On Wednesday she tested negative, but on Friday she started feeling ill and tested positive on Saturday. So it almost certainly came from me... So yeah, that's fun.
Obviously I would've continued isolating if I thought I had it... But asymptotic really means asymptomatic. I didn't even feel tired or under the weather. I'm so grateful that I'm cautious and have lots of procedures in place at work. I'm fairly confident I wouldn't have spread it to a single other person, that's how confident I am in my procedures... But obviously you can never be sure 😬 And theoretically my mum and step dad shouldn't have spread it to anyone either as my mum has her own office that she doesn't let anyone in and my step dad is retired and pretty much only goes out for short walks.
But still.... I just need to go