8 from my work were in London overnight last Tuesday. All 8, including me, have covid and isolating. Not too bad for me this time around but the fittest (mad, downhill runner and cyclist) is on oxygen at home. His wife is a nurse, now also positive, as are his 2 children and the 1 grandchild, 4.
No idea which variant but first symptoms for all of us were a cough and cold like symptoms followed by headache. If it goes beyond that, you're in bother.
Negative lateral flow tests for 3 days before 1 showed positive. Combine this with the 'cold like' symptoms and you can see how it spreads like wildfire. Well that and the almost complete lack of mask wearing and hygiene measures we found in London. No one seems to give a flying fuck about anyone else down there, selfish pricks.
Really wish we hadn't gone, organisers assured all was within guidelines but just being in London was the mistake. We cut the trip short returning on the first available train and have been isolating since (even before we finally tested positive).
My temps and symptoms are almost back to pre trip levels but isolation continues for another 6 days.
Easy to see why the buffoon is still in office, partying away and lining his pockets.