Some people (adults and children) are extremely vulnerable on medical grounds and are strongly advised to stay at home as much as possible and keep visits outside to a minimum. This is called ‘shielding’.
Extremely vulnerable people are those who:
have had an organ transplant
are having certain types of cancer treatment
have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
are pregnant with a serious heart condition
Extremely vulnerable people should ask friends, family or neighbours to pick up shopping and medicines for them and leave them outside their door.
People can also ask for help from volunteers by calling Liverpool City Council on 0151 233 3066 from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week orrequest help online here.
The advice for people who are shielding is now updated:
If you wish to spend time outdoors you should minimise contact with others by keeping 2 metres apart.
If you choose to spend time outdoors, this can be with members of your own household. If you live alone, you can spend time outdoors with one person from another household (ideally the same person each time).
You should wash your hands regularly, especially when leaving and entering your home.
You should not attend any gatherings outdoors or in private spaces.
You should strictly avoid contact with anyone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus.
The government is currently advising extremely vulnerable people to shield until 30 June 2020 and is regularly monitoring this position.
Staying at home will slow the spread of the virus, help the NHS to cope better, and save lives.
Ask family, friends and neighbours to get what you need such as shopping or prescriptions, and use online services.
Liverpool City Council has volunteers geared up to support vulnerable people too. You can also call Liverpool City Council's Support Line on 0151 233 3066 between 8am - 6pm, seven days a week orrequest help online.
Getting Other Medical Help
If you need medical help for another reason not related to coronavirus, please do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.