Would you get tested for Covid?

Would you get tested for covid if you had symptoms?

  • Yes, immediately

    Votes: 83 36.9%
  • No, but I would self-isolate for the recommended period

    Votes: 46 20.4%
  • No, I would stay home for a few days until I felt better

    Votes: 59 26.2%
  • I would carry on as usual

    Votes: 21 9.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 16 7.1%

  • Total voters
    225

bwana

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If you woke up with covid symptoms would you get tested, or would you assume you had it and self-isolate for the recommended period of 14 days?

Or would you just carry on as usual?
 

Scooby_Doo

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Other - If I had symptoms, isolate but not get tested. Unless I was around a lot of people recently or if I had something coming up like travel, then I would go get a test.
 

3WA

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I get allergies in pollen season so if I get that I wait a day or two for it to clear up. If it were to get worse, I'd go get tested.

If I were to isolate for ten days every time my nose ran, I'd never leave the house again.
 

ebendl

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My eldest (9 years) had a headache lastweek Tuesday. He has never had a headache before and was also complaining that he was tired.

Decided to have him tested quickly before school, and lo-and-behold, he was positive.

We have since been isolating at home, not sure if it is still necessary to need to go and test. I have been vaccinated but have something in my throat.
 

B-1

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Work requires testing so yes I would have to test.
 

rh1

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If you have to do it a few times, it becomes expensive whether at R850 or R350 a pop. So yeah not worried. Only went for one test this year.
 

SykomantiS

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Depends.
Which symptoms, and severity, and do I have stuff to do (like wedding attendances) which would require me know if I'm going to infect anyone.
 

thestaggy

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For symptoms like sore throat or light cough, and nothing else, no. I would stay at home.

If I had severe cough and/or fever, then I would get tested.

Be careful with that.

I had classic sinusitis symptoms; congestion, headache, post-nasal drip. The only reason why I went for a test is because I lost my taste/smell. Had I not lost my taste/smell, I'd have gone to work and possibly spread it.
 
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