I signed up to that ONS survey many of you may have been sent a letter about - they seem to randomly select households. Slightly strange however as I had my first of these weekly tests last Tuesday morning and the result came back yesterday afternoon, over 7 days later.
It's been a very stressful 24 hours as I've been out and about in London with friends and had a few work meetings. NHS Test and Trace only got in touch with me this morning so I've done most their job for them but actively contacting people. It's how I imagine calling around after a positive STI test feels.
It all just seems messy. I was tested as part of the survey so they probably don't expect a positive test, it's more for gathering data, so I imagine it goes to a lab on low urgency. Still though.
I'm now free to leave 'isolation' from Friday having spent 7 days possibly infecting everyone. I have used a mask wherever possible and haven't been coughing so probably not spreading it so easily.
Just thought readers may benefit from a 'local story' on how Test and Trace is going.