As the government advice changes from Stay at Home to Stay Alert, we are creating easy-read information about the new guidance. We start with part 1, Protecting different groups of people.
This guidance is for the general public who are fit and well. There is separate, specific guidance on isolation for households with a possible Coronavirus infection.
Some people, including those aged 70 and over, those with specific chronic pre-existing conditions and pregnant women, are clinically vulnerable, meaning they are at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus’. As we begin to ease restrictions, this group who are clinically vulnerable – see section 8 – should continue to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household.
There is a further group of people who are defined, also on medical grounds, as clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus – that is, people with specific serious health conditions. They are advised to continue shielding measures to keep themselves safe by staying at home and avoiding all contact with others, except for essential medical treatment or support.
You can read the easy-read document by clicking the download button below.