gottago wrote: ↑
Wed 08 Jul, 2020 11.44
Thinking about this further, if someone tests positive, informs the pub and then they get in touch with everyone who went that day... what then? Does everyone who went that day have to self isolate for 2 weeks? The place I gave my contact details to don't have a record of when I left so how do they know if there was cross-contamination?
No. If someone feels unwell they are meant to stay at home, book a test, wait for the results and any further instructions.
If the person tests positive they will get a call from NHS Track and Trace, who then go into the detail of exactly where they were, who they were with, how long they were at certain places etc. It's the contact-tracers job to then contact people (and establishments) to find out any further contacts and their details, pin down times of who was where and when, do all the tracing and then ask those most likely to have been in close enough contact with the infected person (for long enough) to then isolate themselves. Not everyone in a given pub all day.
I saw on the news last night that a well-meaning landlady had phoned all her customers yesterday to tell them she'd had an infected customer in the pub, but it didn't really help matters. The NHS contact tracers will get in touch (or "are meant to get in touch") to inform people who should do what - assuming they answer their phone. After all, according to today;s Treasury document the "Test, Trace, Contain and Enable programme" is due to cost £10 billion...