Is there shame around getting/passing on Covid?

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So I have a covid test tomorrow (not due to symptoms but having minor surgery so they want to make sure I test negative before going in)

I'm worried that if I get a positive result and have to share with my uni peers/friends that they have to self isolate because of me I'd feel really guilty and shameful :/
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Seeing as you are showing no symptoms I wouldn't worry.
The government says you've got to self isolate with it so while it's a pain people you have come into contact with should self isolate/get tested.
It could strain relationships a tad but if you have good friends they'll be understanding and won't hold something that isn't your fault against you.
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Eh, don't worry. Correct me if I'm wrong but if you test positive it's not you who tells your university but Public Health England [or whatever they're called now] therefore you'll remain anonymous- well that's what they're doing with schools in my area. If you've been responsible with the COVID measures and you've had no symptoms then I don't see the need to be worried and/or ashamed.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
So I have a covid test tomorrow (not due to symptoms but having minor surgery so they want to make sure I test negative before going in)

I'm worried that if I get a positive result and have to share with my uni peers/friends that they have to self isolate because of me I'd feel really guilty and shameful :/
I think that's a common fear because after a work colleague tested postitive, a few of us had to self isolate for 2 weeks and she said she was embarrassed and anxious about coming back to work. She shouldn't have worried though as none of us blamed her in the slightest - some people were happy to have had the break!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
So I have a covid test tomorrow (not due to symptoms but having minor surgery so they want to make sure I test negative before going in)

I'm worried that if I get a positive result and have to share with my uni peers/friends that they have to self isolate because of me I'd feel really guilty and shameful :/
Their is no shame in getting covid & passing it on to housemates/people you've interacted with is inevitable; thats what happens in a pandemic.

What is important is you follow the guidance so you minimise transmission and dont put anyone at unnecessary risk.
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