If you’re extremely vulnerable because of a medical condition6th April 2020
You’re ‘extremely vulnerable’ if there’s a high risk you’ll get severely ill from coronavirus – for example, if you have severe asthma or cancer.
NHS Scotland will contact you with advice on how to avoid coming into contact with coronavirus. This is called ‘shielding’. You should:
- stay at home
- avoid all non-essential contact with other people in your household.
You should follow this advice for at least the next 12 weeks.
Read more about shielding on NHS inform.
Register for deliveries of food and medicine
The letter from NHS Scotland will tell you how to register. Register even if you don’t need support right now because you have family or friends helping.
Find out further information and to register for local shielding support visit the Dumfries and Galloway Council Website.
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