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Myself and my son have just spent 10 days isolating in Spain

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Hi there, myself and my son have just spent 10 days isolating in Spain after testing positive… we did a lateral flow before leaving and was both negative and have recovery certificates. We have come home and done the 2 day pcr test and my son is showing positive. We have both done 10 days isolating… what do we do please?
JA: What are all your symptoms? Are you taking any medication?
Customer: No symptoms
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about this?
Customer: we did the 2 day test when we landed yesterday and just recieved the email confirmation now
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 19 days ago.

Thank you for contacting Just Answer

Expert:  Dr Baker replied 19 days ago.

I am sorry to hear this. You should now isolate unfortunately, but I would consider repeating the PCR test.

Expert:  Dr Baker replied 19 days ago.

As per testing, a PCR test is more accurate than a Lateral flow test

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I’ve just spoke to COVID hotline they said as he has already isolated for over 10 days before, he doesn’t need to do it again!
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 19 days ago.

My apologies, the first part of your message was not visible.

yes, a positive test can exist beyond 10 days so you are correct, isolation is no longer required