The NHS in England are directly contacting people with very high risk conditions advising them to isolate for 12 weeks. If you are one of these patients, you will receive the letter within the next week.
If you receive one of these letters you are strongly advised to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks from the day you receive your letter. Please note that this period of time could change.
The conditions are:
Solid organ transplant recipients
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
People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD.
People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell).
People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection. These drugs - Azathioprine, Mycophenolate (both types),Cyclosporin, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus
Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.
DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE REGARDING A SICK NOTE AS THIS LETTER CAN BE USED AS SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE FOR YOUR EMPLOYER.