Prince Charles is out of self-isolation after just seven days, which is too soon??

Royal visit to Liverpool

The differing guidelines for coronavirus quarantine and self-isolation vary from state to state and country to country. And that’s not good. From everything we’ve learned about pandemics (in general) and Covid-19 specifically, this virus has a looong shelf-life compared to other common viruses. It stays on objects for days. People are still contagious for days and weeks after being exposed. So isn’t it strange that Prince Charles is “out of isolation” seven days after he was diagnosed? Doesn’t that seem way too soon?

The only way this seven-day self-isolation would make sense is if… Charles was showing symptoms of the virus much earlier than previously believed, honestly. If he had flu-like symptoms two weekends ago (which is what he’s currently claiming) and went into isolation last Monday/Tuesday, I’m sorry, he would still need to self-isolate for another week AT LEAST. Maybe longer. Just to be safe, because truly, it’s about stopping the spread and I feel like everyone should err on the side of caution. But not Charles. Is it possible that he was actually displaying symptoms much earlier? I mean…

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  1. Aeren says:

    Unfuckingbelievable. These people are so full of shit.

  2. janey says:

    7 days self isolation in the UK from the start of symptoms. for your family members who don’t have symptoms its 14 days. should they start to have symptoms then it’s 7 days for them from the start of the symptoms.

    • Chelle says:

      Although those are the guidelines for the UK, I’d be so spooked that I think I’d self-isolate for another few days or an additional week just for the hell of it. But, then, I’m an introvert whose had to masquerade as an extrovert for work, etc. However, with self-isolation, I’m kind of living my best life.

    • Eliza_ says:

      He’s following his government’s law. And Camilla is still in her isolation to see if symptoms start. He’s not leaving the house and tele-conferencing. It’s just the parred down staff he contacts, but he was already having “distance” limited contact with them (you dont think he was cooking and cleaning?!)

    • Ainsley7 says:

      The U.S has the same guidelines. Everyone has been focused on the 14 days isolation for people who aren’t showing symptoms because they are more likely to spread it without knowing it. I think 7 days is too short. There’s some debate over whether you can get it again or if some people get a bit better before experiencing a second wave. I’ve personally seen anecdotal evidence for the latter (which is why I looked it up in the first place). So, if you are feeling better after 7 days, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t have it anymore. I personally would wait out the 14 days to be safe.

      • txeggplant says:

        It’s actually 7 days symptom free after a positive test here in the US. If you think you’ve been exposed or have been in a position to be exposed, you are supposed to quarantine for 14 days. If you have symptoms at any point during those 14 day and get a positive test … the timer stops. You just stay isolated. If you’re at home, you stay at home whether it’s two days or 40 days until you have a fever-free day. Once you don’t have a fever, the timer starts again. After 7 days without a fever, you are considered symptom free and you’re retested. If the virus symptoms are severe enough for hospitalization, you are in the hospital until you have 3 fever free days. Then, you go home and self-isolate for 7 days of fever-free days and then you’re retested. If you test negative, you don’t have to be quarantined anymore.

        When they say fever-free … they mean no tylenol or anything to help bring the fever down. From what I understand, if you’re running a pretty high fever, they let it go up pretty high before they try to manage it with tylenol.

        I just watched a press conference where the county health official was VERY clear on the timetable. Once someone tests positive in our county, they go through an investigation to determine where they were, if it was travel or community spread, etc. They receive official paperwork reminding them that it is against the law to break quarantine while they are still positive for this virus. The county does daily checks on them to see how they are and where they are. Anyone they live with is assumed to be positive, but they are not tested unless they show symptoms. They could be on a completely different timetable.

        I don’t know the rules in the UK. I would assume that Prince Charles had a fever and was immediately tested. His symptoms could have been pretty mild, so by the time he got the test back … he could have already been at the tail end of his viral cycle.

    • Nic919 says:

      Sometimes the symptoms can make a comeback at day 9 or 10 so this is incredibly stupid. The WHO guidelines are the ones to follow period. Making it shorter will just cause more exposure.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      to be honest, the recommendation is not to come out of isolation for 3 weeks from start of symptoms (and, preferably, at least 3 days with no symptoms as well)

  3. OriginalLala says:

    What the hell? He should be in self isolation for at least 2 weeks! What is wrong with Royals? Why can’t they just can’t go away and model appropriate behavior during this pandemic???? All they need to do is disappear inside their palaces and communicate through social media, it’s not that hard!

    • Tia says:

      He’s following the official rules. Whether those rules are correct are another matter.

      • OriginalLala says:

        I guess the UK rules are different than in Canada? – we are required to self isolate for 14 days and even after that we are supposed to stay home and avoid spending time with people outside of our households.

      • Ali says:

        14 days should be the standard.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      21 days should be the standard

  4. Tia says:

    The U.K. government says 7 days from when symptoms begin so this is actually correct in terms of following the advice.

    Family members with no symptoms (I.e. Camilla) are meant to self-isolate for 14 days to make sure there are no symptoms and 7 days from when the symptoms start.

  5. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Well, when you’ve put put at the front of the line and had the rules bent or changed for you for your whole life, purely because of the family you were born into, why would this be any different (sarcasm ON). What a rotten institution. More evidence that the British people need to get rid of the monarchy.

    • Erinn says:

      But he IS following the rules, apparently. The rules are just stupid ones. It has little to do with the BRF and everything to do with the people in charge of managing this pandemic.

  6. Flying fish says:

    I sorry, but this all seems like a lie to me.

    • bamaborn says:

      Totally agree, probably didn’t have virus in the first place. But couldn’t resist temptation to inject themselves into something.

  7. YT says:

    Prince Charles might only have a mild case and is feeling better. If so, this latest info will hamper William’s regency bid. It’s one way to slap the kid down.

  8. Kealeen says:

    This is absolute malarkey. I had to have my double mastectomy rescheduled because I was exhibiting mild symptoms, and am on day 7 of a 14-day quarantine by my surgeon’s orders. I still can’t even get tested! We aren’t “in this together.” The wealthy and connected have so much more access to testing and information than the general public, even if we’re medically vulnerable.

    • EMF999 says:

      I’m so sorry Kealeen. I admin a breast reconstruction group on FB and many of our members have had their surgeries rescheduled. Mastectomies are stressful enough without having to deal with this virus. Look after yourself.

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      Fun story from germany: my bestie has it full-blown. All the symptoms, fever, loss of smell, all of it. She can’t get tested because german health organisations are overworked. Her husband shared a plane ride with a woman who got tested positive, that’s how my bestie got infected, together with her old mother and 2 infants in the same household. Half of the household is under quarantine, the other half of the SAME HOUSEHOLD is not. They are at home, sick as dogs, but the Gesundheitsamt tells them: we’re not testing you because you are young. Deal with it.
      That’s one way to keep the numbers low.. although I do believe that they are really just running out of tests and personel. Really waiting for those antibody tests to become available.

  9. AprilMay says:

    He’s following the uk guidelines. According to them 7 days is enough. They’re the problem not him.

  10. KellyRyan says:

    Asymtomatic? Producing or showing no symptoms. Danger in being a potential carrier. When the information is provided by the BRF, might as well allow my head to spin. We are living in Alice in Wonderland’s world. 🙂 Nothing is at it seems. Locally, we have our glad handers and social butterflies out in the community behaving as if nothing has changed.

  11. Aurora says:

    This is a message to William: Don’t start warming up the throne just yet…

  12. YankLynn says:

    I wonder if Charles feels the need to appear to be “healthy” already is because there may be some alarming news about the Queen ? And he wants to be firmly in place so your country (and William !) are reminded what the transition will be. Maybe too conspiratorial on my part but a number of people around her are positive for the virus.

    • Tessa says:

      I am so hoping William does not move up anytime soon.

    • Harper says:

      The Queen’s footman just tested positive for covid-19. Yesterday, there was an article in the Sun or somewhere that said he’s the one who passed her the mail, delivered her meals and walked her dogs. It didn’t say specifically that he was in service at Windsor but it did say everyone is terrified of how much virus is surrounding the Queen.

    • Solange says:

      @yanklynn Came here to say the same thing. I suspect tq has died or is gravely ill and they want Charles to take leadership, to avoid panicking their subjects

  13. jen d. says:

    Maybe he was tested again? Here in my corner of the world it’s 14 days, but if you get two clear tests then you’re good to go. I imagine someone like him would have the resources to get that done.

    Then again, I’m pretty sure he’s just getting out as soon as possible. None of them seem to be taking this seriously.

  14. Fleur says:

    TBH, I think he (and Boris Johnson) probably were receiving some super special treatment- whether it’s an infusion w hemoglobin from recovered patients, or maybe that special RNA drug they’re making. Whatever is out there in development that’s relatively safe and also works, I guarantee that he got that treatment, and to me, this confirms it . His docs probably feel confident clearing him faster than the average patient because his treatment was much more powerful and effective than other patients would get.

  15. Busyann says:

    Im actually teleworking right now, so I might have missed something here. In the US, a friend’s daughter was exposed to coronavius on March 11 but wasn’t told until March 19. They told her to self-isolate for 6 days. So I think its the time of exposure minus 14 days that determines how long someone would isolate themselves? I dont know. Back to work I goooo.

  16. Valerie says:

    Um, two weeks, Charlie.

  17. JV says:

    Totally unrelated… but Camilla looks amazing in that blue coat!

  18. Lily says:

    Are you serious? Unbelievable. Go the fck home and stay the fck home. How irresponsible to put everybody else at risk? Anyway, maybe the timing they gave us is just wrong. He met the queen while sick and didnt want us to believe he could’ve contaminated her. And just at that time, they said that somebody at Buckingham palace was tested positive (hmmm?) . If she would have been contaminated, we couldn’t have confirmed from who it was from, and just this weekend we were saying how silent she was, and now Charles is now out rather early. Hmmm… is the queen sick and not doing well?? And charles must seem in great shape to take over because the announcement is coming that she tested positive?

  19. Awkward symphony says:

    Different rules for the rich I suppose!
    I’m still mad about his team releasing that statement of him going to Scotland knowing he had symptoms!!😡 I mean they’re not even hiding that they defied government advice not to travel+spread it/burdening small hospitals

  20. Hanahk says:

    I’m assuming they probably gave him a test and he cleared it, because rich people can get tested.

  21. GenX says:

    What?! 14 days quarantine minimum after traveling, but only 7 days after actually testing positive? Insane.

  22. Chasmosaur says:

    There’s also the concept that he got the malaria/antibiotic cocktail. While studies are still clearly being done, one of the benefits it showed was that when given early on, it fights back pretty effectively.

    Otherwise – DUDE. Just isolate for another 7 days. Better for your limited staff, better for Camilla.

  23. AMM says:

    From what I can tell, its 14 days to see if symptoms come up. For those who do test positive the criteria is 3 days without a fever and then 2 negative tests taken a day apart. So this may line up correctly. The extended quarantine is for those who have been in contact and havent got tested, or those who tested positive and are asymptomatic. I think once you actually have it, the quarantine guidelines are more like any other sickness. You wait for the fever to stop for a few days and then they test you again.

  24. Amelie says:

    If you are starting to feel better and no longer have a fever, maybe they believe you are no longer contagious?? But everywhere I’ve read says at least 14 days from the start of symptoms. It seems weird he would want to contaminate his staff/Camilla.

  25. L4frimaire says:

    This sends such a bad message for public health. There are many people who think they recover, but get hit by a second wave of the illness. He should follow the 14 day quarantine, thought that was standard. Never heard you can get up and out there after a mere 7 days. It seems they are giving mixed messages and already a lot of misinformation and hoax theories out there.

  26. Deeanna says:

    If anyone here knows, what are Camilla’s underlying health conditions? Does she still smoke cigarettes?

  27. Deeanna says:

    If anyone here knows, what are Camilla’s underlying health conditions? Does she still smoke cigarettes?

  28. Missskitttin says:

    You can expect anything from these people….