Who are we talking about?
As at 20 March:
|High-risk groups – who should be reducing social contact and ‘social distancing’ but do not yet need to fully isolate||Very high-risk groups – who should be in 12 weeks of self-isolation|
|• Those who are pregnant.
• Those over 70, regardless of any medical conditions.
• Those adults under 70 who qualify for a flu jab, which means:
o Long-term respiratory conditions.
o Chronic heart disease.
o Chronic kidney disease.
o Chronic liver disease.
o Chronic neurological conditions.
o After a splenectomy/sickle cell disease.
o Weakened immune system: HIV/AIDS, on ster-oids, having chemo.
o Severe obesity (BMI ≥40).
• Those with cancer having active chemo/radiotherapy.
• Those with haematological cancers (at any stage of treatment).
• Severe chest conditions (CF, asthmatics who require admission/oral steroids).
• Severe diseases such as those needing dialysis.