Who is more “at risk”

 There are currently no restrictions in England, however vulnerable individuals still need to take extra care when they are in public places. The government have advised that the following groups are particularly at risk.  

Current Advice for staying extra safe and doing your part to protect the community: 

The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England, but there are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading Covid-19: 

  • Get vaccinated 
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside 
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces 

The risk of catching Covid-19 and becoming seriously ill is still a reality especially for those with pre-existing medical conditions or other factors that place them at an increased risk. 

This group includes those who are: 

People falling into the group of extremely vulnerable 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)
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