My sister-in-law lied about taking a Covid test before Christmas & now our whole family’s infected… I'm furious

A WOMAN explained that she was furious with her sister-in-law, 41, after she lied about having a negative test on Christmas morning and infected 10-20 people.

The careless sister-in-law had reportedly been going to visit her boyfriend who was in quarantine with the virus, before heading off to see her whole family.

The woman explained that she and her husband, her mum and brother and other sister-in-law have all tested positive following the family meal, as well as all her sister-in-law's flatmates and some of their family too.

Taking to Mumsnet, the woman said: "It transpires that [sister-in-law] 2 is almost certainly the source. She said she had tested negative on the morning of Christmas Day before she came to ours, but it now turns out she had not tested since last Wednesday.

"Her boyfriend has Covid and she has been visiting him whilst he is in isolation.

"She spent the whole day with us, as well as Boxing Day. No one else in the group has been in contact with the virus, my in-laws were isolating and paranoid about testing as [my mother-in-law] has an operation in the first week of January (which will be cancelled if she has Covid).

"My brother worked from home for a week before Christmas and didn't meet anyone else, my mum only met with my household and my brother in the week before Christmas and sister-in-law 1 worked from home and didn't meet anyone else in that week.

"[The sister-in-law's]flat mates are also now all positive, it turns out she told them she was only visiting her parents, not her Covid isolating boyfriend, some of them now suspect that they have now spread it to their wider families as well."

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The knock-on effect so many people in the family having the virus were huge as the woman went on to explain.

She said: "My [mother-in-law's] operation next week will almost certainly be cancelled.

"My mum can't risk going to the theatre tonight that she has been looking forward to for months

"My brother is stuck at home for seven to ten days and can't visit his best friends newborn son.

She is 41 so not a daft teenager, she thinks she has done nothing wrong by lying about testing negative.

"My kids can not go to the special event tomorrow that they have been hyped for since we told them on Christmas day.

"[Sister-in-law]1 was due to spend new year with friends and is now in isolation and [sister-in-law] 2's flatmates all have to isolate and have potentially infected their families over Christmas."

Despite this, the woman claimed her sister-in-law was sticking her head in the sand.

She explained: "[Sister-in-law]2 is coughing like a chain smoker but refuses to get a test and has this morning gone to see her Covid boyfriend again.


"She is 41 so not a daft teenager, she thinks she has done nothing wrong by lying about testing negative, infecting 10-20 people, repeatedly visiting someone in isolation and that having both minor and major implications for many people.

"My [father-in-law] has just kicked her out of the family group chat. He is incredibly upset about [my mother-in-law] potentially missing her operation as it has been delayed multiple times since April 2020. My husband is refusing to answer her calls and I am absolutely fuming with her."

Fellow Mumsnet users were quick to jump in with their thoughts on the situation.

One said: "That is absolutely outrageous from her. Regardless whether she wasn’t concerned about catching it or not from her boyfriend to visit him whilst he had it knowing she was visiting family is awful."

She's selfish and is now reaping the consequences.

While another agreed: "Your poor [mother-in-law]. Unbelievably selfish from your [sister-in-law].

And a third said: "She's selfish and is now reaping the consequences. If [your mother-in-law] misses her operation because of her selfishness then it might be a while before anyone speaks to her."

For more in-law stories, check out how this man's girlfriend is expected to treat him like a baby because his mother does and when she refused, it didn't go well.

Plus, I was about to go on a date, but then he sent me a message meant for his friend, it was mortifying.

Meanwhile, I was a homeless mum-of-two after leaving abusive ex, now I own a £375k house.

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