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So what happens if someone tests positive before an exam? As far as i know the isolation period is 5 days and it isn't compulsory. Would the uni still make you come in for the exam or would they give you resits in august?

If you were to provide photos of positive lateral flow tests would that be enough. If they asked for a PCR and it came back negative surely it wouldn't matter? You could just say you had symptoms and false positives, how was you meant to know any better?
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I'd be surprised if your university didn't have a policy on this available online somewhere, but if you're worried you can always contact someone at your uni to ask for clarification and put your mind at rest.

I know my uni is still recommending 5 days isolation and accepting positive LFTs as evidence, but it will likely vary a little at each uni (mine has been stricter with restrictions for longer than my friends' unis).
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I'd be surprised if your university didn't have a policy on this available online somewhere, but if you're worried you can always contact someone at your uni to ask for clarification and put your mind at rest.

I know my uni is still recommending 5 days isolation and accepting positive LFTs as evidence, but it will likely vary a little at each uni (mine has been stricter with restrictions for longer than my friends' unis).
Me too, my uni seems to be very strict on resits and extenuating circumstances. They are also very ambiguous with their policies. They only say you can fill out a form if you have corona, they don't say what the outcome is going to be.
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So what happens if someone tests positive before an exam? As far as i know the isolation period is 5 days and it isn't compulsory. Would the uni still make you come in for the exam or would they give you resits in august?

If you were to provide photos of positive lateral flow tests would that be enough. If they asked for a PCR and it came back negative surely it wouldn't matter? You could just say you had symptoms and false positives, how was you meant to know any better?
I suspect yo'd get EC and an uncapped resit in august in fact it would be irresponsible to try and o an exam if you might have Covid-19.
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I suspect yo'd get EC and an uncapped resit in august in fact it would be irresponsible to try and o an exam if you might have Covid-19.
Do you think they'd need a positive PCR test?

Couldn't this system be take advantage of for longer time to revise?
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Do you think they'd need a positive PCR test?

Couldn't this system be take advantage of for longer time to revise?
I'd guess a lateral flow test would do it because a PCR test will take time that you really don't have for an exam. Also a lateral flow test would get rid of people saying they are waiting on a PCR result to get more revision time.
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I'd guess a lateral flow test would do it because a PCR test will take time that you really don't have for an exam. Also a lateral flow test would get rid of people saying they are waiting on a PCR result to get more revision time.
Apparently Boris is going to announce that isolation is no longer needed. Do you think Uni's will change their policies along with this so that corona cant be an excuse to miss exams?
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Apparently Boris is going to announce that isolation is no longer needed. Do you think Uni's will change their policies along with this so that corona cant be an excuse to miss exams?
I don't know they might do I wouldn't think so though. I mean if your ill you shouldn't be at uni not because you feel ill but to avoid infecting other people.
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I don't know they might do I wouldn't think so though. I mean if your ill you shouldn't be at uni not because you feel ill but to avoid infecting other people.
You don't think they'll just make you sit on your own in a room?
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