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cerebral palsy and the corona virus

Kate_ArrowsmithKate_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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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 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.


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,144 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_ScopeRichard_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,616 Scope 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 - Cerebral Palsy

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


    Kate
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