New moves on Self-Isolation of the most vulnerable in our Community
The Prime Minister announced today the introduction of effectively total isolation for those most vulnerable, irrespective of age who have serious underlying health issues. The NHS will write to the individuals concerned directly, the criteria will be published shortly and we will publish it as soon as it becomes available. The Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government announced that there would be a package of support including delivery of medicine and food to those who do not have a network of family and friends to support them.
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer emphasised that for those over 70 but outside ‘most vulnerable; category should stay at home, but in the interests of their mental well-being could go for walks providing that they adhere to the Social Distancing rules – NO CLOSER THEM 2 METRES.
In response to a question the Prime Minister reiterated that he would prefer that the general public to act reasonably and responsibly and make sure that they following strictly the advice given by Government by staying inside, if possible but when outside to ensure they use the SELF-DISTANCING RULES. If sections of the community continue to act irresponsibly, the Prime Minister made it clear that the rules were under constant scrutiny and the Government would use whatever means was necessary to protect the Nation in this emergency.
As soon as more detailed information is available we will publish it here.
In the meantime:
- STAY AT HOME (if you can)
- WHEN OUTSIDE MAKE SURE YOU KEEP AT LEAST 2 METRES FROM ANYONE ELSE.