Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

The Government are advising clinically extremely vulnerable people to stay at home as much as possible, except to go outdoors for exercise or to attend essential health appointments.

Try to keep all contact with others to a minimum and avoid busy areas. Whenever you go out, continue to maintain strict social distancing, wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.

You should also try to stay 2 metres away from other people within your household, especially if they display symptoms of the virus or have been advised to self-isolate.

For our patients who are newly shielding such as those who may have been added to the learning disability list, they will be contacted by their usual GP over the next few weeks. If a health review is due, this will form part of the discussion.

For patients who may be adults on dialysis or with chronic kidney disease (stage 5), your consultant will be reviewing your records and will be responsible to contact you.

Please note we will be unable to answer any individual comments on this.

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