In conjunction with the NHS website, we would like to offer lockdown tips for those at risk.
People at increased risk include:
· People who are 70 or older
· Pregnant people
· Anyone who suffers from a condition that places them at higher risk
Examples of conditions which would lead to people being classed as at higher risk include anyone who has had an organ transplant, anyone who is undergoing certain types of cancer treatment, anyone who has blood or bone marrow cancer, anyone with a severe lung condition, or anyone who is taking medicine which places them at higher risk of suffering from an infection.
It is advisable to stay at home
Everyone should stay at home unless they have an essential activity to take care of, but people at higher risk need to stay home at all times. The advice is for this group of people to stay indoors and shield themselves from the virus for a minimum of 12 weeks.
This creates challenges because people at risk shouldn’t even leave home to buy food, collect medicine or undertake exercise.
If someone at risk is living with other people, they should attempt to remain at least two meters from others. This isn’t always easy, but it should be followed. In this situation, people should clean and disinfect surfaces regularly and use separate towels and toiletries.
If people are unable to rely on others to arrange for food and medicine to be delivered, help is available. These people should register at the GOV.uk site to ensure they receive additional support during the lockdown.
One form of advice from the Government is people who are at risk should prepare a hospital bag. This bag should include a list of medicines they are currently taken. All being well, this bag will not be needed, but if it is, having it close at hand will save time.
Try to maintain wellness at home
Understandably, many people will feel frustrated at having to stay home, but it is crucial people consider their mental wellness at this time. Try to remain in touch with friends and family members. If you have any past-times or hobbies, try to do them as often as you can. If it is possible to undertake light exercise, you should.
Opening your windows to allow fresh air in is a great idea, and if you can stand or sit at your door (or garden space) while maintaining a safe distance from others, you should when you can.
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