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Clinically Vulnerable Patients Posted on 4 Nov 2020

Clinically Vulnerable Patients

 

The link below contains all of the guidance for patients that are classed as Clinically Vulnerable.

 

www.gov.uk/guidance-on-extremely-vulnerable-persons

 

Clinically Vulnerable patients are NOT being told to shield but to follow the National Restrictions guidance from 5 November.

 

Below are the two most commonly asked questions we are receiving;

 

Going to work

To help contain the virus, everyone who can work effectively from home must do so. Where people cannot do so they should continue to travel to their workplace. This is essential to keeping the country operating and supporting sectors and employers.

Public sector employees working in essential services, including childcare or education, should continue to go into work.

Where it is necessary to work in other people’s homes - for example, for nannies, cleaners or tradespeople - you can do so.

The risk of transmission can be substantially reduced if COVID-19 secure guidelines are followed closely. Extra consideration should be given to those people at higher risk.

 

Education settings

More evidence has emerged that shows there is a very low risk of children becoming very unwell from COVID-19, even for children with existing health conditions. Most children originally identified as clinically extremely vulnerable no longer need to follow this advice. Speak to your GP or specialist clinician, if you have not already done so, to understand whether your child should still be classed as clinically extremely vulnerable.

Those children whose doctors have confirmed they are still clinically extremely vulnerable are advised not to attend school while this advice is in place. Your school will make appropriate arrangements for you to be able to continue your education at home. Children who live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable, but who are not clinically extremely vulnerable themselves, should still attend school.

 

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