Merseyside Police have Community Engagement officers and this morning we received an e mail to tell us that vulnerable people can get Coronavirus support, approximately 1.5 million will be sent a letter to notify them of additional support that is available. However, if they cannot read it, aren’t I.T literate or connected, not registered with a GP, that person may not be aware of the extra support on offer.
Do you know that extremely vulnerable people should be registered on this website and that you can refer them?
This is the updated list of diseases and conditions considered to be very high risk:
1. Solid organ transplant recipients
2. People with specific cancers
· People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer
· People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
· People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
· People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
· People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
3. People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD
4. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell)
5. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection
6. People who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired”