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COVID19 Lockdown


12 Week Lockdown

The government is sending letters to 1.5million people telling them to go into lockdown for 12 weeks. 

Those who receive the letters are considered to have a ‘high risk’ of catching Covid-19 if they do not self-isolate.

Some people have pre-existing clinical conditions that mean they are more vulnerable to the Coronavirus. 

Government definition of ‘high risk’ individuals:
  • 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)
Next week, the NHS should 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.The advice for formal carers is included in the Home care provision.


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