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Government NHS Advice Letters

Published on 26 March 2020 04:37 PM

The NHS has issued letters to anyone they have identified as someone at risk of severe illness if they catch Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. This is because they have an underlying disease or health condition that means if they catch the virus, they are more likely to be admitted to hospital than others.

The letter reinforces those people to stay at home at all times and avoid all face-to-face contact for at least twelve weeks, except from carers and healthcare workers who they must see as part of their medical care.

Friends, family or a support network in the community should be used to get food and medicine. If this support is not available, people should contact or call 0800 0288327, the Government’s dedicated helpline.