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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Daisyhelen1979, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Daisyhelen1979

    Daisyhelen1979 · Member

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    Just wondered if we will get a letter to say we are high risk and to stay home for 12 weeks and also what if you have a family member that works with the public will you be even more at risk because of this....
     
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    I have no idea , it’s so frustrating because last week we were high risk - now we are not on the list . I just want to know what the next move is ?
     
  3. Brunneria

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    Have a look on the www.gov.uk website for info on this

    This is what they say about social distancing. You can still do many of the steps mentioned


    Background and scope of guidance
    This guidance is for everyone, including children. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own homes, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers. If you live in a residential care setting guidance is available.

    We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.
    This group includes those who are:

    Note: there are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If you are in this category, next week the NHS in England will directly contact you with advice about the more stringent measures you should take in order to keep yourself and others safe. For now, you should rigorously follow the social distancing advice in full, outlined below.

    People falling into this group are those who may be at particular risk due to complex health problems such as:

    • people who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
    • people with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
    • people with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)
    What is social distancing?
    Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

    They are to:

    1. Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
    2. Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible
    3. Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidance for more information
    4. Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together.
    5. Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
    6. Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services
    Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is practicable.

    We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you:

    • are over 70
    • have an underlying health condition
    • are pregnant
    This advice is likely to be in place for some weeks.
     
  4. Daisyhelen1979

    Daisyhelen1979 · Member

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    Yeah myself also I also have Pernicious anemia
     
  5. ROMEO

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    I think the 12 week period appears to be not applicable for Diabetics if the Government Coronavirus information is to believed.

    The goalposts are changing by the hour it seems. I've gone from depressed to half ecstatic of not having to mooch about for 12 weeks.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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