Higher risk of severe illness

Up to 1.5 million people in England identified by the NHS as being at higher risk of severe illness if they contract coronavirus should stay at home to protect themselves, the Government urged today.

They will receive communication shortly with detailed advice on behalf of their GP practice or specialist on how best to protect themselves.

A raft of new measures, including a helpline for the most in need of support, have been set out for those considered to be extremely vulnerable due to their medical conditions, so people know exactly how to care for themselves and others in the coming months.

For a full list of those considered extremely vulnerable, see here: https://bit.ly/2QC66I4

You can read the latest Government guidance on the number of cases and risk level in the UK,the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people and employees, employers and businesses here: https://bit.ly/2y1tsQX

A reminder that you can already access Bedford Borough’s community hub that is matching volunteers to individuals self-isolating to assist with shopping and other needs.

You can contact the hub to offer or seek assistance by the following means:

Telephone: 01234 718101
covid19@bedford.gov.uk (offer to help)
Covid19help@bedford.gov.uk (request for help)

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