Housemates being incredibly strict during self-isolation...

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I was only due to be living here for July before going back to my hometown (I'm a undergrad student). Sadly, one of my housemates tested positive this morning, and another has been identified as a close contact of someone testing positive. We need to isolate till August 5th. This is my second time self-isolating, and it looks like I'll have less freedom than I would in a lockdown :-(

My housemates want everyone to stay in their room unless going to the toilet or getting food, and we all have to wear masks anywhere except our bedrooms. They don't even want me to use the garden despite it being allowed cause apparently it's a danger to the neighbors (for the record, I have no symptoms and had a negative rest result on Friday - not saying I'm not infectious). If I tried to order a takeaway (again, allowed) they'd probably say I was putting the delivery man at risk, even if I explained that it's a no-contact delivery.

My room is tiny cause it's only a £275 p/m house and I just think I'm gonna go absolutely mental!

Sorry for the vent - anyone have any similar experiences or tips for survival?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I was only due to be living here for July before going back to my hometown (I'm a undergrad student). Sadly, one of my housemates tested positive this morning, and another has been identified as a close contact of someone testing positive. We need to isolate till August 5th. This is my second time self-isolating, and it looks like I'll have less freedom than I would in a lockdown :-(

My housemates want everyone to stay in their room unless going to the toilet or getting food, and we all have to wear masks anywhere except our bedrooms. They don't even want me to use the garden despite it being allowed cause apparently it's a danger to the neighbors (for the record, I have no symptoms and had a negative rest result on Friday - not saying I'm not infectious). If I tried to order a takeaway (again, allowed) they'd probably say I was putting the delivery man at risk, even if I explained that it's a no-contact delivery.

My room is tiny cause it's only a £275 p/m house and I just think I'm gonna go absolutely mental!

Sorry for the vent - anyone have any similar experiences or tips for survival?
Hi Anonymous,

Although it isn't fun, it's far better to be safe than sorry! Even though you don't have symptoms and tested negative on Friday, you might later develop symptoms and test positive later, so it's best to play it safe. My sister had to do the same as you last year, and she found that getting fresh air in her room helped her feel less claustrophobic. She also found making a specific lockdown routine really helped. This included a little workout too and some yoga. She organised a lot of zoom activities that wasn't just a typical zoom call. One of her friends taught her how to do a makeup look if you're looking for ideas!

The good news is that you'll be able to move around again as normal on the 5th which isn't too far away!

Hope this helps and I hope your housemate feels better soon

Lucy
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I was only due to be living here for July before going back to my hometown (I'm a undergrad student). Sadly, one of my housemates tested positive this morning, and another has been identified as a close contact of someone testing positive. We need to isolate till August 5th. This is my second time self-isolating, and it looks like I'll have less freedom than I would in a lockdown :-(

My housemates want everyone to stay in their room unless going to the toilet or getting food, and we all have to wear masks anywhere except our bedrooms. They don't even want me to use the garden despite it being allowed cause apparently it's a danger to the neighbors (for the record, I have no symptoms and had a negative rest result on Friday - not saying I'm not infectious). If I tried to order a takeaway (again, allowed) they'd probably say I was putting the delivery man at risk, even if I explained that it's a no-contact delivery.

My room is tiny cause it's only a £275 p/m house and I just think I'm gonna go absolutely mental!

Sorry for the vent - anyone have any similar experiences or tips for survival?
tell them to fcuk off. You do want you want. They dont like it they can suck a fart out of your possible covid infected *******.....
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(Original post by Stumpy1001)
tell them to fcuk off. You do want you want. They dont like it they can suck a fart out of your possible covid infected *******.....
Hehe, this gave me a good laugh!

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Hi Anonymous,

Although it isn't fun, it's far better to be safe than sorry! Even though you don't have symptoms and tested negative on Friday, you might later develop symptoms and test positive later, so it's best to play it safe. My sister had to do the same as you last year, and she found that getting fresh air in her room helped her feel less claustrophobic. She also found making a specific lockdown routine really helped. This included a little workout too and some yoga. She organised a lot of zoom activities that wasn't just a typical zoom call. One of her friends taught her how to do a makeup look if you're looking for ideas!

The good news is that you'll be able to move around again as normal on the 5th which isn't too far away!

Hope this helps and I hope your housemate feels better soon

Lucy
Very helpful stuff, Lucy, have a rep! I'm feeling a bit better today Thanks
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