Getting Support to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People (as defined by the government: see below) are urged to APPLY FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT. It is not enough just to get the letter from government. You need to register in order to get the extra support.

The link is: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Alternatively phone the helpline 0800 number in the letter

Registering online is the fastest way to get the extra supoport. You can do it online or you can get someone else to do it for you.

If you haven’t had the letter and think that you may be a Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Person, check out the qualifying list below:

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People are defined as:

You’re extremely vulnerable if you:

  • have had a solid organ transplant
  • have any cancer and are getting chemotherapy
  • have lung cancer and are getting radical radiotherapy
  • have cancer of the blood or bone marrow, at any stage of treatment – for example, leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma
  • have any cancer for which you’re getting immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments
  • have any cancer for which you’re getting a targeted treatment which can affect the immune system – for example, protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
  • have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or are still taking immunosuppression drugs
  • have a severe respiratory condition – including cystic fibrosis, severe asthma or severe COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • have a rare disease or inborn error of metabolism that significantly increases your risk of infection – for example SCID or homozygous sickle cell
  • are getting an immunosuppression therapy that’s sufficient to significantly increase your risk of infection
  • are pregnant, and have a significant congenital or acquired heart disease

If you fit this description you should register (or ask someone else to register you at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

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