I’m a primary teacher and last night found out a child in our school has slap cheek. School informed me so I rang doctors straight away they couldn’t give me any advise so was told to ring the midwife hub- no answer. So I rang the midwife advise line. There advise was that it’s just a blood test from the doctors and the doctors should be telling me this then if I’m immune I can go back.
Rang doctors back and they refused saying they can’t just do blood tests and need it to come from my midwife however can’t get hold of my midwife!
Going to try again this morning.
Just wanted to know if other teachers have stayed off until they have been tested? School have a tendency to be funny over these things, one person said I should demand the test and go to the doctors and not leave till they give it me- personally didn’t think was the best advice.
How long have people had to wait for blood tests and results?