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cerebral palsy and the corona virus

Kate_Arrowsmith
Kate_Arrowsmith Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 2020 in Cerebral palsy
Hi, 

With the recent report classing those with cerebral palsy as vulnerable in relation to the Covid- 19. I’m 22, student nurse with mild cerebral palsy that affects the right side of my body. I just want to confirm that I’m not classed as vulnerable as I am mobile and healthy. What’s your opinion as I’m on placement at the moment that already puts me at risk anyway. 

Thank you, 

Kate
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Unfortunately, no one here is medically qualified to give you any medical advice regarding your safety during this awful situation. I would therefore advise you to see further advice from your GP.


  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
    Hi @Kate Arrowsmith, 
                                       How are you? Welcome to the community and thank you for joining us. As @poppy123456 has said nobody here is in a position to give medical advise, seeking advice from your GP is the most appropriate course of action for you to have a clear answer with regard to your question. Thank you for all the work NHS does and I wish you the best of luck with your training. Thank you. 

  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Hi, 

    With the recent report classing those with cerebral palsy as vulnerable in relation to the Covid- 19. I’m 22, student nurse with mild cerebral palsy that affects the right side of my body. I just want to confirm that I’m not classed as vulnerable as I am mobile and healthy. What’s your opinion as I’m on placement at the moment that already puts me at risk anyway. 

    Thank you, 

    Kate
    Hi @Kate_Arrowsmith

    Good to meet you and thank for your post during this stressful time. The government has used blanket advice to cover a very individual condition like cerebral palsy. It would be very difficult to tailor advice to suit everybody and every situation. I would advise that you have a discussion with your employer as you are a frontline worker.
    The current list for at-risk people that should be self-isolating for 12 weeks can be found on the NHS COVID-19 Conditions page. 

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • Kate_Arrowsmith
    Kate_Arrowsmith Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you all for your replies! 
    Stay safe!


    Kate

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