Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Advice and support for residents

Shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people

Last updated: 14 May at 10:09

If you are classed as someone who is extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, you will be contacted directly by NHS England.

You must stay at home at all times and avoid face-to-face contact for at least 12 weeks from the date you are contacted.

People in this group include:

  • solid organ transplant recipients
  • people with specific cancers
  • people with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD
  • people with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections
  • people on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection
  • women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired

You can read full guidance for people who are extremely medically vulnerable to coronavirus on GOV.UK.

Stay alert

We all need to help control the virus. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out - 2 metres apart where possible
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.